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April 26, 2010

April 27th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 3 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for April 27th are Glorious.

               

Sidney Rosary

Tuesday April 27th

at  6:20 p.m.

 

The Lord gave an urgent message to print
Tell My People on April 10th.

Can you please help us?

 

               

                Given April 17, 2010

                West Baden

                This Hotel was the 8th wonder
                    of the world when it was built

 

  

                    Fr. Ed Carter went to West Baden
                and was ordained there —

 

      

                His first Mass was at Guardian
                    Angels

                This was Fr. Joe's first assignment
    

                Fr. Carter received a doctorate from
                    Catholic University


                Fr. Carter was ordained a Jesuit
                    in 1962

   

  

   

                West Baden was a fancy hotel
                    and when the depression
                    came they had a problem

                They gave it to the Jesuit
                    Province of Chicago
                    for a $1

                We received China, Indiana where
                    our center is for $1

                After the Jesuits left it
                    collapsed a part like
                    this 

                    An old seminary where
                        Fr. Carter went
                        collapsed it
                        look like this

                Fr. Joe went to this old seminary
                    where Mary later appeared
                    to me

                    The corner fell off March 22, 1994
                    This was Lucia's birthday
                    It looked like this

 

 

 

                This is what it looked like before

 

 

Moments before the corner collapsed his
    beeper went off, he went out to place a call to
   
see who beeped him and he could not find
    anyone who beeped him.
 

                Fr. Mike was in the last class
                    that graduated 1981

 

  

                He has helped us since
                    late in the 90's — Fr. Carter
                    said he should do this —

                Fr. Mike said Mass for
                    us weekly at St. Al's
    

   

 

   

                Here are pictures of West Baden
                    today —
 


 

                Here are the books Fr. Carter has
                    written
                    Many are in several
                    languages
 

        

          

         

       

       

 

                Here are books of Fr. Joe

        

 

                Here are the messages Fr. Carter
                    got —
 

                On May 31, 1994

                    Fr. Carter was told to write the
                Priestly Newsletter every other month —
                We have circulated 15,000,000
                Priestly Newsletters since
                then in books and loose to
                priests and hierarchy all over
                the world —

 

Response Letters from the mailing of
Fr. Joe's Homily book - Cycle C 

118. 3/22/2010 - Priest - MA

I write to thank you for your encouraging letter of January 13 and for the gift of Fr. Robinson's homilies. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity and especially your prayers for priests.

117. 3/19/2010 - Msgr. - NE

Thank you very kindly for sending the book of Father Joe Robinson's homilies. Thank you also for praying for priests, and for the prayer ministry that you direct. Only in heaven will you see the good that was accomplished by the countless hours of prayer by members of your apostolate. With my prayerful best wishes, and asking God to bless you.

116. 3/17/2010 - Msgr. - PA

Thank you very much for your ministry of prayer for priests and for your brother's book.

115. 3/17/2010 - Priest - PA

God's peace be with you! Thank you for your prayers for priests. I greatly appreciate your devotion to Our Lord and the work of your ministry, Shepherds of Christ Ministries. Thank you, also, for "Guiding Light" homilies by Father Joe.

114. 3/17/2010 - Priest - PA

With this note, I wish to thank you for your letter and copy of Guiding Light which arrived here yesterday. I sincerely appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness in thinking of me and the priests in the United States. I am also grateful to you for the prayer remembrances throughout the year. As you are well aware, priests need many prayers. May the Lord continue to bless you and your good work for the benefit of the Priesthood.

113. 3/16/2010 - Msgr. - PA

Thank you for the gift of Father Robinson's homilies and for all the Masses and prayers for priests offered by Shepherds of Chrsit Ministries. God bless you.

112. 3/15/2010 - Priest - MO

Thanks for kind sending of the book of homilies by Fr. Joseph Robinson. It was forwarded to me recently from my old address at Loyola University of Chicago. Very apostolic of you to continue this good ministry.

111. 3/15/2010 - Priest - PA

Thank you for the gift of Father Robinson's book of homilies and for the prayers offered on behalf of me and other priests. Your work of spiritual renewal is deeply appreciated. And your support of the priestly vocation is warmly welcomed. You will also be in my prayers in a special way, especially as I offer the sacrifice of the Holy Mass this week.

110. 3/15/2010 - Priest - CA

Thank you for your thoughtful gift of the book, Guiding Light, Feed My Soul. It was kind of you and the Shepherds of Christ to send this book of homilies to me, along with your many prayers. Blessings in all you do for the good of the Church.

109. 3/15/2010 - Priest - CA

I acknowledge receipt of your letter of January 13, 2010 and the book gift "Guiding Light, Feed My Soul" by Fr. Joe Robinson. I thank you most sincerely for the gift and offer of prayers for me and my fellow priests. It is a great honor and encouragement to us. I pray that God may continue to bless your noble apostolate.

108. 3/12/2010 - Priest - PA

Thank you for your many prayers and words of encouragement. Thank you also for sending me the set of homilies by your brother Fr. Joseph Robinson. I ask Our Divine Lord to bless you a hundred-fold.

107. 3/11/2010 - Priest - PA

Thank you for your letter, your very kind words, and for the copy of Guiding Light: Feed My Soul. I appreciate your brother, Father Joe Robinson, graciously sharing with his fellow priests the gift of his homilies. I am certain it will be a useful addition to my library and a good companion to my prayer and contemplation. I appreciate your thoughtfulness, Ms. Ring. May you have a blessed Lenten season and a joyous Easter! God's blessings.

106. 3/11/2010 - Priest - PA

Thank you for the book "Guiding Light" and special thanks for your prayers and support. I will remember you and your charitable work in my prayers.

105. 3/10/2010 - Priest - CA

Thank you and all in our special ministry. Please also, thank your brother Joe. His book comes at an opportune time. Frankly, I'm in a "rut". After 52 years I am "running on empty" for new homiletic ideas. While in Kenya and Tanzania for 30 years, no problem! Now, in retirement, "filling in" at local parishes, I need good reference for ideas- not the homily itself but the ideas it generates for my own. Joe's book really is a "Guiding Light".

104. 3/10/2010 - Priest - CA

Thank you for the book of homilies by your brother. I am sure I will find them most helpful. It is wonderful you have twenty-hour Adoration. Please pray for me.

103. 3/9/2010 - Msgr. - CA

I want to thank you on behalf of myself and Father who also works with me for the recent gifts of homilies. I have enjoyed the stories of Fr. Robinson. Thanks of thinking of us.

102. 3/10/2010 – Priest – CA

Thank you so much for this wonderful gift, Celebrating Light. Fr. Robinson has wonderful insights that I plan on sharing with our retreatants weekly. God bless you and your wonderful ministry.

101. 3/10/2010 – Priest – IL

Thank you for the copy of Feed My Soul (Cycle C).

100. 3/8/2010 – Priest - PA

Thank you for the Homilies of Cycle C of Fr. Joe Robinson. God bless you in your apostolate.

99. 3/8/2010 – Priest - MA

I just wanted to thank you for the book “Guiding Light” for this Lent and the celebration of the year for Priests. May the Lord reward you with his grace for your work, prayers, and sacrifices. I know you sent the books out to many priests, but I would like to just say thanks and give this small donation for your work and apostolate.

98. 3/7/2010 – Priest - IL

I am grateful for the many prayers you raise to God on my behalf and that of my brother priests. The book of homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson will surely be help to me in the years to come and for as I give you my thanks. May the Lord bless you for your kindness!

97. 3/5/2010 – Priest – CA

I truly appreciate the book of sermons that you sent as I will make good use of it.

96. 3/2010 – Priest – CA

It was very thoughtful of you that you have generously shared your gift of ministry with the priests.

95. 3/4/2010 – Priest – CT

Thank you for sending me “Guiding Light” Feed My Soul book of homilies. Certainly it will help me with my ministries.

94. 3/3/2010 – Priest – CA

Thank you for sending me Fr. Joe Robinson’s book of homilies for Cycle C, and especially for all of the prayers and devotions that the Shepherds offer for us priests and for the Church. I spend a great deal of time preparing my homilies, and from reading father Joe’s book, I can see how it will be helpful to me.

93. 3/1/2010 – Priest – NY

Recently I received your book of homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson, and trusting it will be helpful for preparing our Sunday Celebrations, enclosed is a check. It was my understand that “Shepherds of Christ Ministries” was no longer in existence, especially since my classmate of High School and College in Cincinnati, Fr. Ed Carter had died. Peace, Prayers & Progress in Jesus. By the way, my 1st prayer every morning is the Morning Offering.

92. 3/1/2010 – Priest – MA

Thank you for sending me a copy of Fr. Robinson’s collection of homilies. I have already found it helpful in preaching about the Transfiguration this past Sunday. It’s a fine resource. Thanks, too, for your prayers.

 91. 2/26/2010 – Priest – IN

I like the book of homilies.

90. 2/25/2010 – Priest – IL

Thank you for sending me the book Guiding Light, Feed My Soul. I shall treasure this as I used to receive newsletters from Father Carter for many years. If people had been praying for priests years ago then the priesthood would not be in themes it is at this time. I shall remember you at my Mass tomorrow. I am very grateful for your gift. May God be with you.

89. 2/23/2010 – Priests – IL

Thank you for your letter of January 13, 2010, with the enclosed copy of the book of homilies by Fr. Joseph Robinson. I Sincerely appreciate your kind and generous gift. Moreover, I am pleased also to know about the Shepherds of Christ and your ministries, particularly your prayers for priests.

88. 2/23/2010 – Priest – NY

Thank you so much for your thoughtful letter of 13 January and for the enclosed copy of Guiding Light: Feed My Soul. I Appreciate your kindness in sharing this good work with me and I presume so many other priests, especially through the benefaction of Fr. Joseph Robinson. God bless and strengthen you as you carry out this beautiful work. Have a happy and blessed year. 

87. 2/23/2010 – Priest – MA

Thank you for the encouraging letter you sent and the book, Guiding Light. May the Lord bless your efforts to bring spiritual renewal to souls.

86. 2/22/2010 – Priest

Thanks for the book of Fr. Joe Robinson and the covering letter expressing appreciation for the priests. God bless you.

85. 2/17/2010 – Priest – IL

Many thanks for sending me the book of Father Joe’s homilies for Cycle C – and to your brother for making it possible. I’m especially grateful, of course, for your and the other Shepherds daily prayers for me and other priests.

84. 2/2010 – Priest – NY

Thank you for the copy of Fr. Robinson’s book of homilies.

83. 2/10/2010 – Priest – NY

Thank you very much for the gift of the book for homily help. It is very generous of you to give this gift. Even though retired I help out on Sundays so any help to get a homily started is really appreciated. God bless you for your kindness and may Lent bring you the best gifts from Jesus. I appreciate your prayers.

82. 2/8/2010 – Priest – Illinois

Thank you for your letter and for the book “Guiding Light” by your brother Fr. Joseph Robinson. Also, thank you for your letters over the years. I’m very grateful.

81. 2/2010 – Priest

Thank you for the Cycle C Book of Father Robinson’s homilies. I’m grateful to for your prayers and on your mailing list. Love and prayers.

80. 2/2010 – Priest – MA

Many thanks for the book. Received with great love and joy.

79. 2/6/2010 – Priest – Ethiopia

I received the 3 volumes of homilies, thanks again for your generosity and sending to me this marvelous works of divine power. Let us be and work together to build our church. May the almighty God bless you and your work. 

 78. 1/29/2010 – Priest – IL

I am so pleased to know that I am remembered and prayed for by such holy people and society. I am ever grateful to you and assure you of my remembrance at Mass your organization and mission.  Thank you also for the book of sermon notes of your brother priest Fr. Joseph. I appreciate it and I find it very inspiring and enlightening which I will be using very effectively in my preaching ministry. I shall be pleased to have a copy of the other two cycles as well, if possible later on. Thank you once again and asking God’s blessings upon you and your good work.

77. 1/29/2010 – Priest – IN

Thank you so much for the book. I will use it as I put my homilies together. Together let us bless the Lord, for God has been so good to us. God bless your ministries.

76. 1/28/2010 – Priest – NY

I received the book “Guiding Light Feed My Soul” – Thank you. They are indeed beautiful homilies that Fr. Joe Robinson gave in Cycle C Book. I have no idea how much it cost the ministry to print and send this book out to all the priests, but I can imagine that it was a great amount of money. Enclosed please find my gift to help to defray the expenses involved. It isn’t much I know, but maybe it will help some, o.k.? Once again THANK YOU and Good luck in your ministries in getting the word of Jesus out to others.

75. 1/26/2010 – Priest – NY

Thank you so much for making me so proud and affirmed in my priesthood. You truly make our priesthood worth living for. I am a chaplain in a correctional facility – “the priest-in-prison”. Your love makes me love my prisoners more. God bless you and continue to reward the work of your hands.

74. 1/25/2010 – Priest – NY

Thank you for the Cycle C Homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson. Please send me a copy of B Cycle and the A Cycle if possible. I’m enclosing a small offering. “Oremus Pro Invicem”

73. 1/23/2010 – Priest - NY

Thank you for the very lovely Cycle C book Guiding Light which just arrived at my place in NY.

72. 1/22/10 – Priest – Washington DC

I received your literature a couple of days ago and the book of Guiding Light, homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson, and am delighted with it. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and generosity. I will remember all of you in my Mass on Sunday (24th). Will also keep you in my prayers in continuing your splendid work.

71. 1/19/2010 – Priest – NY

I do not know when you mailed the book with/of your brother’s homilies – but I received it just today. Thank you, I shall refer to the homilies in my preparations. Thank you for your prayers. I am sure you are obtaining many graces, conversions and returns to faith as a result of perpetual adoration.

70. 1/16/2010 – Priest – NY

Thank you for the book and the gracious praise of our priesthood – would that we much all be deserving of it! 

69. 1/2010 – Priest – NY

Thank you for sending me Guiding Light and for your prayers for us priests. Your ministry is deeply appreciated. May God bless you and help you to continue.

68. 1/2010 – Priest – NY

Thank you for the book of homilies.

67. 1/2010 – Priest – NY

Thank you for the book Guiding Light.

66. 1/2010 – Priest – NY

Thank you so much for your brother’s homily book. Please thank Fr. Joseph, Mr. Weickert and your group of Shepherds of Christ for me. Your kindness, thoughtfulness and especially prayers for me and for other priests are deeply appreciated. Please continue your prayers for me as I will for all of you. May God bless you always and reward you abundantly.

65. 1/18/2010 – Priest – Washington DC

Thank you for your letter and the book of your brother’s homilies, as well as for all your prayers. You and everyone at Shepherds of Christ Ministries are doing wonderful work.

64. 1/2010 – Priest – Washington DC

Thank you! Great work – great book!

63. 1/2010 – Priest – NY

Thank you for the C cycle copy of “Guiding Light”. I’m enjoying it in my prayer life … and preparing homilies. I would like to buy the A & B cycles. Send me the bill and mailing cost. Thanks again.

62. 1/14/2010 – Priest – Florida

My twin brother and I are priests in Florida and I’m sure I speak for many priests throughout the country in expressing appreciation to Father Joseph. His Christmas homily – the voices of all within and around the crèche, was especially beautiful – and I didn’t want the year to get too for away from us without expressing gratitude to you and to Father Joseph – what a fantastic Ministry. Please know that you and your brother are in the prayers of many of us.

61. 1/10/2010 – Priest - Florida

I was so happy and overjoyed to receive this past Advent the best Christmas present – one that I had wished for – in your brother’s Cycle c homilies – Guiding Light. The book cover is beautiful and when Cycle B ended I said to myself I wish I had the new cycle, but alas, I didn’t know where I was going to get it…Then like an answer to prayer, it was in the mail! I was already missing his homilies at the beginning of December until the book arrived. I love the cover and I love the work you are doing. In the Year of the Priesthood this is certainly a welcome gift and presentation to the priests. And for me the best Christmas gift. And it came free!! The cover is great, the print is nice and big and easy to read, and the thoughts, of course, are great. One week Fr. Robinson talked about how long he was in a parish and changes, and I could use that talk myself. So the Scripture, reflections, homilies, and personal antidotes are perfect. With your generous gift you have certainly made it a blessed and Merry Christmas for me. Thank you for your prayers before the Blessed Christmas and be assured of our prayers every week when we pull out “Guiding Light – Feed my Soul” for encouraging words for our parishioners here.

60. 1/7/2010 – Priest – Florida

Thank you for mailing me free copy of Homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson. I enjoy reading his homilies. In the past you sent me that of another Cycle. Happy New Year to all in Shepherds of Christ Ministries.

59. 1/7/2010 – Msgr. – Ohio

Many thanks for the gift of your brother’s book of homilies. I am 90, in a nursing home, sometimes with two Masses a day, and I need some ideas for homilies.

58. 1/5/2010 – Priest – Ohio.

I am delighted to have your greetings at Christmas, with all those dear names personally signed. Thank you. The photo of Fr. Carter with John and Rita is good.

57. 12/29/2009 – Priest – Kentucky

Thanks a lot for your lovely greetings. I appreciate your love and prayers. Wish you a hope-filled 2010 – with New Year blessings!

56. 12/28/2009 – Priest – Indiana

A word of gratitude for your prayers, ministry, and copy of “Guiding Light”! God bless your dedicated work in His vineyard!

55. 12/27/2009 – Priest – Kentucky

Thank you for the gift of the book of homilies and especially all you do spiritually for the Church and for priests. We need more emphasis on the spiritual aspects of the priesthood, along with all the other things priests are asked to do. I do Parish Missions and realize many Catholic’s seek a deeper spiritual life along with their lived “human” life.

54. 12/24/2009 – Priest – Indiana

Thank you for sharing Fr. Joseph Robinson’s homilies with me. May God bless you and your apostolate for us priests!

53. 12/23/2009 - Priest - Kentucky 

Just a small devotion to let you know I enjoy reading Fr. Joe's homilies. God bless you and your ministry in 2010.

52. 12/23/2009 – Priest – Indiana

Thank you for the book “Guiding Light” for the Cycle C Readings. May God bless all of you with the best of health and peace throughout the coming New Year!

51. 12/2009 – Priest – Ohio

Thanks for the book. Enclosed please find check.

50. 12/2009 – Priest – Ohio

Merry Christmas and I blessed New Year. Thanks for your prayers for priests. You also will be remembered in my prayers.

49. 12/22/09 – Priest – Ohio

Thank you for the book gift of “Guiding Light”. Much appreciated for enriched preaching. Enclosed is a little token gift. Many thanks! Christmas cheer and blessings!

48. 12/20/2009 - Priest - Ohio 

Thank you for sending Fr. Robinson's book of homilies for Cycle C. Actually you had given me a copy earlier, and now I can share this treasure with another priest. And a treasure it is, both the introduction and homily text. I sincerely hope the holiest Birthday anniversary will be a religious experience for you and all of Shepherds of Christ. 

47. 12/2009 - Priest - Florida 

Thank you for Guiding Light by your brother, Fr. Joseph Robinson. I greatly appreciate this gift and I thank you very much. This "Feed My Soul" is based on the Sunday Gospels of Year C — Do you still have spare copies for Years A and B? What do they sell for? Thank You. Enjoy the Christmas Season.

46. 2009 – Priest - Ohio

Please accept this donation to help in some small way the apostolate you have so devotedly engaged in for the glory of God and the spiritual growth of his people.

45. 12/20/2009 – Priest - Ohio

Greetings from Ohio. And Merry Christmas! Thanks for the book of Fr. Joe's homilies. I've used it already today in my own homily. I remember you from the Athenaeum Chorale.

44. 2009 – Priest - Ohio

Enclosed, please find a check for the book entitled, “Guiding Light: Feed My Soul”, by Fr. Joe Robinson. I enjoy his homiletic reflections very much. They are very helpful and spiritually uplifting. Thank you for sending the book so quickly. I received it in just a few days following my order, just in time for the First Sunday of Advent. I would be very interested in receiving the Cycle A edition when it is in print. Thanks again for all your help.

43. 2009 – Priest – Ohio

Thank you so much for your gift book, “Guiding Light”. I’ve read a number of homilies, and they are really good. However, the book has already led me into sin! You see, I’ve “stolen” some of Fr. Robinson’s stories and incorporate them into my own homilies! Many blessings, and I will certainly be purchasing items from you.

42. 2009 – Priest – Ohio

Thank you for remembering me and for your kindness. Be assured of continual prayers for you and your family.

41. 12/2009 – Priest – Missouri

Thank you so much for the “Cycle C” readings. I always read the “B” ones – great insights and ideas. Wishing all of you the Blessings of the Christmas Season. Hope 2010 will be a time of great joy in your ministry.

40. 12/2009 – Priest – Ohio

Thank you for the complimentary copy of Guiding Light Feed My Soul – the homilies of Father Joe. I am grateful for your kindness. May God continue to bless you and your ministry in the New Year.

39. 12/2009 – Priest – Ohio

Thank you for your generous gift of Fr. Robinson’s homilies and for all your care and kindnesses for priests. I too will remember you in prayer. The world needs us. May God bless you and your ministries.

38. 12/2009 – Priest – Florida

Thank you for the homily book – I used them a lot last year. I really appreciate them.

37. 12/2009 – Priest – Florida

Thanks for the good work. May the Lord receive your prayers for all priests.

36. 12/2009 – Priest – Florida

Thanks for sending me the book “Guiding Light”. I wish you all success and for my prayers for the noble ministry you do.

35. 12/19/2009 – Priest – Ohio

Thanks for the copy of your brother Joe’s homilies. Years ago he and I worked together at St. Columban. He is a good friend.

34. 12/19/2009 – Priest – Ohio

Thank you for Father Joe’s Cycle C homilies.

33. 12/7/2009 – Priest – Illinois

Thank you for your greetings and the copy of “Guiding Light” I find his books very helpful.

32. 12/10/2009 - Bishop - USA

Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness! I have received Fr. Joe Robinson’s Cycle C, Guiding Light Feed My Soul along with the prayer cards and the CD titled The Priest, A Gift from God. I will share these with the priests and the faithful of the Diocese. May God shower his blessings upon you this holy Season of Advent and Christmas!

31. 12/4/2009 - Cardinal - Vatican

I recently received your letter of 13 November 2009 in which you presented a homily by Fr. Michael Barth. Thank you for your prayers and concern for me and the work; they are much appreciated. In reviewing the materials on your website, it appears that your materials may be available in Italian as well as in English. If you have materials in Italian I would be interested in seeing those in lieu of the materials in English. If the materials are only available in English then we would be most happy with those items. Availing ourselves of this opportunity to express our thankfulness and to extend our best wishes for a blessed Advent.

30. 12/4/2009 - Cardinal - Vatican.

Thank you for your letter addressed to Cardinal and the books and material you enclosed from the Shepherds of Christ Ministries. The Cardinal has asked me to extend his thanks to you. Wishing God's blessing, I remain.

29. 12/2/2009 - Bishop - USA

Thank you very much for your wonderful letter and for the Homily sent on November 13, 2009. Please be assured of my prayers for you and your wonderful ministry.

28. 12/1/2009 - Cardinal - Belgium

I thank you very much for spreading the Priestly Newsletter for the past 15 years and for all the other pastoral and liturgical actions you undertake. You fulfil this pastoral task with an exceptional courage and continuity. I pray for your work and that of all the Shepherds of Christ Ministries and I hope you can carry on this work in the service of spiritual life.

27. 11/27/2009 - Cardinal - Vatican.

Thank you very much for your kind letter of November 13th last, enclosing Fr. Michael Barth's homily given during your monthly retreat in China, Indiana. With cordial regards, I remain.

26. 11/24/2009 - Holy Father - Vatican

The Holy Father wishes me to express his gratitude for your kind gift of a collection of homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson. He appreciates your thoughtful gesture. His Holiness will remember you and your associates in his prayers. Invoking upon all of you joy and peace in our Lord Jesus Christ, he cordially imparts his Apostolic Blessing.

25. 11/24/2009 - Cardinal - Rome

I thank you for your beautiful letter and for the fine publications of Shepherds of Christ Ministries you sent me. With all my best wishes for your splendid apostolate.

24. 11/19/2009 – Msgr. – PA

Many thanks for the Cycle “C” homilies by Fr. Robinson. Very insightful! God bless you in your work, that’s a tremendous apostolate.

23. 11/18/2009 - Cardinal - Vatican

Thank you very much for your respectful letter, which enclosed material produced and used by the Shepherds of Christ Ministries to promote the renewal of the spiritual life and the prayer for the priests, as well as the homilies of Fr. Joseph Robinson and Fr. Michael Barth. But above all, thanks for your prayers which all of us priests need, in order to be faithful instruments of God’s grace. 

22. 11/18/2009 - Bishop – USA

 A word of thanks for the material I just received and your letter of November 13th. Our priests will be on retreat beginning November 30th. I am sure that your prayers will help them have a wonderful spiritual experience.

21. 11/17/2009 - Bishop - USA

His Excellency has asked me to thank you for the gracious communication of November 13, 2009, and especially for all the documents which you sent. The Bishop is grateful for your thoughtfulness and kindness in sending this information to him.

20. 11/17/2009 - Archbishop -USA

The book Guiding Light: Feed My Soul and The Priest: A Gift from God DVD which you were kind enough to send to Archbishop arrived and he has asked me to thank you for your thoughtfulness in providing this gift.

19. 11/16/2009 - Cardinal – Scotland

I thank you for your recent letter to me. Thank you for the information which you have forwarded to me – along with a copy of the homilies preached by your brother, Fr. Joseph Robinson, and others. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers as you continue your apostolate.

18. 11/16/2009 - Cardinal - Vatican

Please accept my appreciation for your letter of November 13, current. My commitment to remember in prayer the efforts of the Shepherds to support priestly formation and lifestyle. Your practice of perpetual adoration before the Blessed Sacrament is a wonderful expression of the kind of entrustment to the Lord of those many needs which priesthood in the contemporary Church continues to experience. Before the same Altar, kindly remember me and those associated with me in the service.

17. 11/15/2009 - Bishop - USA

I would like to thank you for sharing with me the book Guiding Light: Feed My Soul, CD and other pamphlets. I am sure your efforts in putting together these materials will be greatly rewarded. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and prayers. 11/11/2009 - Bishop - USA28. On behalf of Bishop, thank you very much for the copy of the book, Guiding Light: Feed My Soul – Homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson and the CD: the Priest A gift from God – Recording of Fr. Michael Barth. Bishop is currently out of the office, but will no doubt appreciate your thoughtfulness in remembering him with this gift.

16. 11/14/2009 - Cardinal – Vatican

I am pleased to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated 13 November 2009, wherein you kindly enclosed several publications of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. Thank you very much for your consideration in this regard. I remain grateful for your important service to the Church, and in particular to the priests and bishops. I am confident that all you do is a tremendous support to the clergy and no doubt will bear great fruit. With renewed sentiments of gratitude and warm regards.

15. 11/12/2009 - Bishop - USA

Thank you very much for the book of homilies and other prayer cards from the Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I will enjoy reading your book – During this Year for Priests, I commend you for the good work you are doing for the Church and for priests, and pray that the Lord will continue to bless you and your work. Please keep me in your daily prayers, as you are assured of my prayers.

14. 11/12/2009 - Bishop - USA

Thank you for your letter and for your many kind gifts. I am grateful for your thoughtfulness and generosity, and I appreciate very much your continued prayerful support of my brother priests and me. Please also know of my appreciation for your work to advance the Kingdom of God through Shepherds of Christ Ministries.

13. 11/11/2009 - Bishop - USA

Thank you for the books and materials you sent me. Your support for all priests is very much included. I pray for you and your ministry – Shepherds of Christ Ministries. God bless you.

12. 11/11/2009 - Bishop - USA.

Thank you for your letter and for the enclosed book, Guiding Light: Feed My Soul, CD, The Priest: A Gift from God, and materials. I appreciate you thinking of me and taking the time to send them. Be assured of my prayers for you. May the Lord bless you with His love and mercy.

11. 11/11/2009 - Archbishop - USA

Many thanks for your recent letter and for the many years your group has been praying in prayer chapters in all parts of the world. It is overwhelming to hear that prayers are offered for our intentions every day, at all hours of the day. What a wonderful gift you are to us. Thank you for sending me a copy of the homily by Fr. Michael Barth given during a retreat in China, Indiana. With gratitude to you and all your associates in the Shepherds of Christ Ministries for your continued remembrance of us and with the assurance of my own prayers for you.

10. 11/10/2009 - Cardinal - Netherlands

Thank you cordially for the booklet, you sent to me, especially for the sermons of Fr. Robinson. I am a retired bishop, but can use it for meditation. Also my sincere thanks for your continuous prayer and for your apostolate for the priesthood and for vocations. With you I pray for that daily. May God bless you and your apostolate with all esteem, wishes and blessing and cordial greetings.

9. 11/10/2009 - Bishop - USA

Thank you for the very helpful books that will help us celebrate The Year for Priests. I am grateful to you and those who serve with you for all that you do to support us priests. It pleased me especially to know the hours that are spent before the Blessed Sacrament. That is the most wonderful gift. God’s peace to all.

8. 11/10/2009 - Bishop - USA

It is with sincere appreciation that I received your letter of November 13, 2009 and the information you sent on the Shepherds of Christ Ministries. Thank you for the materials you sent on your ministry for priests, including the book Guiding Light and the CD The Priest – A Gift From God. Thank you also for your kind words, and for the work you do in support of our priests. In this the Year For Priests, may our Lady, the Mother of all priests, bless your efforts and endeavors to promote a greater love and appreciation for the holy priesthood. And let us continue to remember and pray for all priests, to grow in love, fidelity, and courage in the service of the people of God and of the Church.

7. 11/9/2009 - Bishop – USA

Thank you so very much for the many ways that you express your love for Jesus and Mary and your love for priests. I am most grateful to you for your prayers, especially before the Blessed Sacrament. I thank you for this current mailing, very especially for the homilies of your brother, Fr. Joseph Robinson, on Cycle C. May God continue to bless you and your ministry in rich abundance!

6. 11/9/2009 - Bishop - USA

Thank you for your letter of November 13th and also, for the information on the ministry of Shepherds of Christ Ministries along with the book, booklets, cards and CD. May God continue to bless you and your ministry.

5. 11/9/2009 - Apostolic Nuncio - USA

I thank you for your letter of November 13, 2009 with Guiding Light, the book of homilies for Cycle C, by your brother, Fr. Joe Robinson, as well as a CD recording of Fr. Michael Barth and various other materials relating to Shepherds of Christ Ministries. With my appreciation and an assurance of my prayerful best wishes.

4. 11/9/2009 - Bishop - USA

Thank you for your recent letter and for the various materials from the Shepherds of Christ Ministry. I appreciate your kindness in forwarding these materials and look forward to reviewing them. With prayerful best wishes.

3. 11/6/2009 - Bishop - USA

Thank you for your recent letter and for the items from Shepherds of Christ. I look forward to listening to the CD and to reading the homilies.

2. 10/22/2009 – Priest - Florida

Greetings! Last year you sent me the book – Guiding Light: Focusing on the Word. It is a series of homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson. What a wonderful gift. I have used it for all my homilies and spiritual reading. It has been a blessing for me and even more – a blessing for my parish. I am very grateful for this gift.

1. 12/30/2008 – Priest – Kentucky

Hey I just wanted to call you and say blessings – this is simply just an affirmation call. I got in the mail a while back Guiding Light – the Word Alive in Our Hearts – Homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson. I have to admit this has been one of the most edifying pieces of literature I have received in my hands in a long time. Fr. Joe’s homilies are inspiring, they are just wonderful. They are absolutely wonderful. I would love to hear this man preach. I mean that assuming that from what I saw – He’s still around – 40 years – it says on the back here – I haven’t read it thoroughly.  – it even has a song – the song about priests! What an edifying thing that Christ has given to you – the Holy Spirit given to you. I just want to say from one of the priests out here in the trenches along with the great laity of the Church – Thank you! What a blessing this has been to me. So I would love to integrate this in some how, and thank you for the mission of the Shepherds of Christ. What an edifying thing for us today. So no need to call back, but I would just give you my cell phone number. And there’s no need to call back or anything. You got tons on your plate already and everything. But I mean these were just blessed homilies – I would like to see if there is a continuing of Fr. Joe’s homilies and the series and stuff. So anyway – my opinion for whatever it counts. Blessings to you this Christmas season and may the Blessed Mother and all the angels and saints just fill you with Christ’s presence. Talk to you later.

  

 

Responses from the Priestly Mailings

1. Merry Christmas 2008. Pope 1/2009

2. ...Received the book: "Light, Happiness & Peace" by Fr. John Pasquini. We are hereby asking permission of the publisher or the author to translate it in _____ and publish it as it is an outstanding, comprehensive and practicle manual of traditional Catholic spirituality very needed these days.

Please inform us of the procedure. We are willing to publish it as an Archdiocesan publication or through one of the religious publishing houses in ____.  2/28/2009

3. Thank you for your beautiful reflections on priests and their ministry. I always appreciate your materials and publications.  US Bishop 2/9/2009

4. Thank you very much once again for your letter enclosed with a copy of the Shepherds of Christ Ministries Prayer Manual and handbook and a book entitled "Focusing on the Word". Your kind gesture is deeply appreciated.  Philippines Archbishop 2/3/2009

5. Thank you very much for the copy of Guiding Light: Focusing on the Word. Bishop appreciates your thoughtfulness in remembering him with this gift. US Bishop 1/29/2009

6. Thank you for the kind remembrance you sent during the Christmas Season. Your thoughtful message was appreciated. US Archbishop 1/28/2009

7. Thanks for the beautiful Christmas card, as well as for the book and the other information that you sent to me. I pray for a lot of blessings on you during 2009. Republica Dominicana Archbishop 1/28/2009

8. Thank you for thoughtfully remembering me during this Christmas Season, when we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. May our God bless you and your loved ones abundantly with His peace, joy and infinite graces during 2009. Grateful for our belief that "Nothing is Impossible with God". Many thanks for the Shepherds of Christ Associates Spirituality Handbook and Prayer Manual, the song "A Priest is a Gift from God," as well as the book Guiding Light: Focusing on the Word. US Bishop 1/2009

9. Please accept my thanks for your letter, for spreading devotion to Our Blessed Mother and for the enclosed gift of Fr. Joe Robinson's Homilies: Guiding Light: Focusing on the Word. Your heartfelt words and generosity are very much appreciated. US Cardinal 1/27/2009

10. Thank you for sending me a copy of Guiding Light and the other enclosures. Asking God to bless you and Ms. Rita Ring in your ministry. US Cardinal 1/25/2009

11. Thank you for your kind letter by January 15th and for the book with the homilies by Father Joe Robinson. At this occasion I wish you and all of your collaborators all the best for the New Year. Belgium Archbishop 1/23/2009

12. Thank you for sending me the recent mailing. With cordial and prayerful wishes. US Cardinal 1/21/2009

13. Remembers you, thanks you, and sends his best wishes to you for a very Merry Christmas of 2008. Burma Msgr. 1/2009

14. Thank you very much for your kind letter of December 13th last, enclosing your brother's homily book and the handbook for the Shepherds of Christ Associates. Vatican Cardinal 1/19/2009

15. Best wishes in the Lord. Vatican Cardinal 1/2009

16. I am very grateful for the book of homilies which accompanied your good wishes. Your prayers and support are indeed a great encouragement to me. Please know that you will be in my prayers that this New Year of 2009 may bring you and your family many graces. Vatican Cardinal 1/16/2009

17. You do marvelous work in support of priests. Thank you so much for the initiatives you are taking or have taken. I also appreciate the message you have shared with me. US Archbishop 1/14/2009

18. Thank you very much for your very kind Christmas greetings and for the books that you sent to me in order to nourish me spiritually in my priestly and Episcopal ministry. US Bishop 1/7/2009

19. I received your beautiful card with Christmas greetings. Thank you for your remembrance of me at Christmas and most especially for your prayers. US Bishop 1/6/2009

20. I received your letter dated December 13, 2008 with the book of homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson and the handbooks for the Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I thank you very much for the presents and especially for your beautiful letter. I will pray every day for your initiative. You are near my heart and I will be near yours. Poland Cardinal 12/20/2008

21. With my deep gratitude for your blessings at Christmas! Love - Peace - Joy. God bless you! Vatican Cardinal 1/2009

22. God bless you in your work in the New Year. 1/2009 Cardinal Vatican

23. Thank you very much for your kind wishes and the booklets and for your Apostolate. 1/2009 Cardinal Netherlands

24. Thank you for the homily book of your brother. I will be using it this year to refer to. Thank you, especially, for your involvement in the Shepherds of Christ. It is a wonderful ministry in which you are involved. 12/29/2008 Bishop USA

25. Thank you for the wonderful book, Guiding Light. Have a blessed and Merry Christmas! 12/2008 Bishop USA

26. Thank you for your Christmas Greetings, Guiding Light and other devotional materials. You are very kind. I do wish you a blessed New Year. My prayers for you. 12/2008 Bishop USA

27. Thank you for your kind gift of the book "Guiding Light - Focusing on the Word". I ask for your continued prayers as I shepherd God's people in the Diocese. Be assured of my own. May the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary draw us ever closer to the joy and hope of her beloved Son, Jesus. 12/24/2008 Bishop USA

28. The book Guiding Light: Focusing on the Word arrived and thank you for your thoughtfulness in providing this gift. May this holy season of Christmas be a time of peace and joy for you. 12/2008 Bishop USA

29. Thank you for your Christmas greeting and for the thoughtful gift of the books. I am truly grateful for your thoughtfulness. I hope that you will have a most blessed Christmas and a very happy New Year. 12/23/2008 Bishop USA

30. Thank you for your letter, for the enclosed book, Guiding Light: Focusing on the Word, and the other materials. I appreciate you thinking of me and taking the time to send them. Be assured of my prayers for you. 12/23/2008 Bishop USA

31. Thank you for your Christmas card and your correspondence of December 13th. I also appreciate the book, Guiding Light, the handbook and Prayer Manual for the Shepherds of Christ Associates, the excerpts from Fr. Carter's Response in Christ doctorate, and your song. May God bless you abundantly during this Christmas Season and throughout the year. 12/23/2008 Bishop USA

32.  It is very generous of you to send the "Shepherds of Christ" materials. A most blessed Christmas to you and yours. 12/22/2008 Bishop USA.

33. Please accept my sincere thanks for your generosity and thoughtfulness in gifting me with the book "Guiding Light". The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you. 2 Timothy 4:22  12/22/2008 Bishop USA

34. Thank you for your letter of December 13th, and for the enclosed Christmas card, booklets, leaflets and book produced by Shepherds of Christ. It was very kind of you to share these materials with me. I am looking forward to reading them as soon as my schedule allows. 12/22/2008 Bishop USA

35. Grateful for all your holy prayers! A Blessed Christmas in the Lord. 12/2008 Bishop USA

36. My deep thanks for the book of homilies and other materials you sent — but most especially for your prayers! Blessings and prayers for the New Year! 12/2008 Bishop USA

37. I want to thank you for sending me a copy of the homilies of Fr. Joe Robinson, the daily prayer card, the prayer manual, the spiritual handbook and A Priest is a Gift from God song. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated. 12/18/2008 Bishop USA

38. Thank you for your Christmas card and letter of December 13, 2008 with a spiritual reflection, together with Guiding Light, the book of homilies for Cycle B, by your brother, Fr. Joe Robinson, as well as an excerpt from Response in Christ by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J., and various other materials relating to Shepherds of Christ Ministries. With my gratitude and an assurance of my prayerful best wishes for a blessed and peace-filled Christmas and New Year, I remain. 12/18/2008 Apostolic Nuncio USA

39. Thank you for your letter of December 13th which accompanied your Christmas Greeting and other materials relating to the activities of the Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I also wish to thank you for the copy of Guiding Light: Focusing on the Word, the homilies of your brother, Fr. Joe Robinson. I appreciate your thoughtfulness in sharing the publication with me. Please be assured of my continued prayers for you. 12/18/2008 Archbishop USA

40. Thank you so very much for your kindness in remembering me at Christmas with the beautiful Christmas card and the Cycle B homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson. I appreciate this kindness very much and all that you do to promote spirituality among God's people. 12/18/2008 Bishop USA

41. Many thanks for your words of encouragement and for the helpful and impressive information in the mission and work of the Shepherds of Christ. You have been sparked with a love of the Priesthood and the Eucharist by the Holy Spirit. May the blaze continue! 12/18/2008 Bishop USA

42. Thank you for your kindness to me for Christmas. I am most grateful for your thoughtfulness. Please be assured of my prayers for you. 12/31/2008 Bishop USA

43. Thank you very very much for everything you sent me and I wish you and all in the Shepherds of Christ great abundance of God's graces in the New Year. 12/23/208 Cardinal Roma

44. It is with a grateful heart that I send my thanks for your Christmas greeting and remembrance. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas. Be assured of my prayers for the New Year of 2009. 12/29/2008 Bishop USA

45. I am in receipt of your letter of December 13, 2008 and the lovely poem. Thank you for the book and also for the handbook for the Shepherd of Christ Associates. I very much appreciate these and will add them to my library. I ask that you continue to pray for me, a humble servant of the Lord, and be assured of my prayers for you.12/29/2008 Bishop USA

46. I wish to express my deep gratitude to all of you for your Christmas greetings, gift and book, Response to God's Love by Edward Carter. It is a classic and I look forward to reading it. Your thoughtfulness and generosity are greatly appreciated. Please know of my continued prayers and support for your fine ministry. It is a blessing to the spiritual lives of priests who so much deserved care and support. 11/24/2008 Bishop USA

47. Thank you for your most recent letter and the book. 11/24/2008 Bishop USA

48. Thanks ever so much for the book and the letters. 11/20/2008 Bishop USA

49. Thank you very much for the copy of Ecce Fides: Pillar of Truth; Guiding Light: The Word Alive in our Hearts; Medicine of Immortality. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. 11/10/2008 Bishop USA

50. Thanks for the books, edited by the Shepherds of Christ Ministries, you have sent to me: "Ecce Fides, Pillar of Truth" and "Guiding Light, the Word Alive in our Hearts". Congratulations for the evangelization you promote through Catholic publications and through your prayers: I assure you of my own prayers in your intentions, specially the daily celebration of the Eucharist. 10/24/2008 Archbishop Brazil

51. I am following with sympathy your activity in honour of the Heart of Jesus and I pray for you. 10/15/2008 Cardinal Vatican

52. Thank you for your most kind words and most generous gift of a copy of your interesting book "Ecce Fides Pillar of Truth". I am deeply grateful. Be assured I will keep you in my prayers - May God continue to bless you and all that you do! 10/15/2008 Cardinal Vatican

53. I write to acknowledge receipt of your letter of June 24, 2008 and the enclosed works of Fr. Carter, S.J. and am grateful. Pleased to note the involvement of your ministries in the evangelical role of the Church. Do not rest on your oars in this your spiritual journey. Keep up your good work. 10/14/2008 Cardinal Nigeria

54. I wish to thank you for your recent letter and the copy of Ecce Fides, written by Fr. John J. Pasquini, which you enclosed. I appreciate your thoughtfulness in providing me with a copy of the book and for the information regarding Shepherds of Christ. Asking God's blessings upon you. 12/6/2008 Bishop USA

55. With deep gratitude for your prayers. 10/2008 Cardinal Vatican

56. Please receive the thankfulness for the book "Ecce Fides Pillar of Truth" you were kind enough to send me. 10/1/2008 Archbishop Canada

57. This congregation has received your letter of the 11th September 2008 and the enclosed book, Ecce Fides, along with the newsletter of the Shepherds of Christ of which you are the editor. With assurance of prayers and cordial best wishes. 10/1/2008 Cardinal Vatican

58. Thank you for your prayers for priests and your caring ministry. Thank you too for the book of homilies by Fr. Joe and the book of Medicine of Immortality. As a missionary diocese I ask for your continued prayers for us here. God bless you. 10/1/2008 Bishop USA

59. I thank you very much for the book and booklets you sent to me. Receive my congratulations and my best wishes for your apostolate. 10/1/2008 Cardinal Vatican

60. Thank you for sending Fr. Joe Robinson's homilies "Guiding Light". 9/30/2008 Cardinal Vatican

61. Thank you so much for sending me those wonderful devotional books, which I perused with great profit. I know you are doing very good work. Anyone who encourages others to pray certainly deserves prayers for herself. I am keeping you in my Mass daily for all blessings on your good work, and send you my sincere thanks, as well as my best wishes and prayers for continued success in the future. 9/29/2008 USA

62. Thank you very much for your kind letter of September 11th last, enclosing a most recent issue of Shepherds of Christ, A Book of Spirituality Newsletters for Priests. 9/27/2008 Cardinal Vatican

63. Thank you for copies of "Medicine of Immortality and Guiding Light". I look forward to reading them for inspiration and deepening of faith. May the Holy Spirit bless and guide your good works. 9/26/2008 Bishop USA

64. The Cardinal was pleased to receive and read your recent letter, and he has asked me to respond on his behalf. The Cardinal appreciates the time you took to write and share your thoughts and is deeply grateful for your support of priests through the Shepherd of Christ. Please join us in praying that more young men will respond to the Lord's call to priesthood. With an assurance of a remembrance  of prayers. 9/24/2008 Cardinal USA

65. How can I thank you sufficiently for the Shepherds of Christ Ministry started by your dear-self and Fr. Carter. You may not know the wonderful work this Ministry is doing and will continue to do in God's name among Priests and Faithful at large! This letter dear Rita, is to assure you of our solidarity and love for the movement. Let us continue to pray for one another. 9/23/2008 Cardinal Nigeria

66. Thank you very much for your letter enclosed with a copy of the book, "Guiding Light", a book of homilies written by your brother, Fr. Joe Robinson. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you also for your unceasing love and prayers for the priests and your sincere effort and prayer intentions for peace and unity in the whole world. Please be assured that I am one with you in praying for this peace and unity which we all long for. As I renew my sentiments of gratitude for your prayers for your humble servant and for all the clergy, I wish to impart to you my paternal blessing. 9/23/2008 Cardinal Philippines

67. I am pleased to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated 30 August 2008, wherein you kindly enclosed a copy of the book of homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson entitled Guiding Light: The Word Alive in Our Hearts, as well as several other publications of Shepherds of Christ. Thank you very much for your consideration in this regard. Indeed, I remain grateful for your important service to the Church, and in particular to the priests and bishops. I am confident that all you do is a tremendous support to the clergy and no doubt will bear great fruit. 9/23/2008 Cardinal Vatican

68. This is to acknowledge your recent letters and accompanying materials, especially Ecce Fides, Pillar of Truth, and to thank you for your thoughtfulness in this regard. 9/17/2008 Apostolic Nuncio USA

69. Thank you very much for everything and my best wishes for your apostolate. 9/17/2008 Cardinal Vatican

70. I am very grateful to you for a copy of the book, Ecce Fides - Pillar of Truth by Fr. John J. Pasquini. I appreciate your thoughtfulness in sending this to me. 9/16//2008 Archbishop USA

71. Thank you for your letters and for the enclosed materials about Shepherds of Christ. I appreciate you think of me and taking the time to send them. 9/16/2008 Bishop USA

72. I appreciate your efforts in sending me a copy of Ecce Fides, Pillar of Truth. In his book, Fr. John J. Pasquini eloquently answers many questions posed about our Catholic faith. I congratulate Shepherds of Christ for publishing this valuable tool and making it available to assist in our evangelization efforts. I will place the book in the Diocesan Library and share with the clergy, religious men and women, and catechists of the Diocese. I ask the Lord to continue blessing and guiding you and all those who collaborate with you. 9/16/2008 Bishop USA

73. May I express to you my appreciation for you letter of August 30, past, and for the enclosure of Guiding Light, the collection of liturgical homilies. The homiletic reflections of your brother, Rev. Joseph Robinson, will be placed in the Dicastery library where I have no doubt that they will remain as a source of inspiration. With my most cordial regards, and prayer that the ministry of interceding for the Church's priests will bring about a profound spiritual renewal among the ordained servants of the Eternal High Priest. 9/16/2008 Cardinal Vatican

74. Thank you for your letter of August 30th and for the enclosed prayer cards, booklets and books. I appreciate having these Shepherds of Christ, the Prayer Manual, the Spirituality Handbook, Guiding Light, and Medicine of Immortality. 9/16/2008 Bishop USA

75. Thank you for sending me the enclosed Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manuals in English and Spanish, the book, Ecce Fides - Pillar of Truth by Fr. John J. Pasquini, and your Newsletter. 9/16/2008 Bishop USA

76. Thank you for your prayers for the priests and for the enclosed material which you sent. 9/13/2008 Archbishop USA

77. His Holiness has received your letter and he has asked me to send this acknowledgement. The Holy Father appreciates the sentiments which prompted you to write to him and he thanks you for your prayers and for your thoughtful gift. He invokes upon you the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9/12/2008 Vatican

78. Thank you very much for the book entitled, Ecce Fides - Pillar of Truth written by Rev. John Pasquini, the Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual and Newsletter. Your kindness in sending this material to me is greatly appreciated. 9/12/2008 Bishop USA

79. Thank you for your letter and for the copy of book Guiding Light: The Word Alive in Our Hearts. I hope the faithful draw spiritual benefit from it. 9/12/2008 Cardinal Vatican

80. Thank you very much for the books entitled, Guiding Light - The Word Alive in Our Hearts - Homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson, and Medicine of Immortality written by Rev. John Pasquini, and the Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual and Spirituality Handbook. Your kindness in sending this material to me is greatly appreciated. 9/11/2008 Bishop USA

81. Thank you for your letter of August 30 and for the information on the Shepherds of Christ which you included. As you stated in your letter, "prayer is the answer." Please continue to pray for our Church and be assured of my prayers for you. 9/11/2008 Archbishop USA

82. Thank you for your letter of August 30th last. I read it with gratefulness for your service in the Church and especially towards the priests. Please continue to pray for the priests we received from the Lord and pray with me for the grace of new priests. I also pray for you. May God bless you and your beautiful work for lasting peace in everybody's heart and in the entire world. 9/10/2008 Cardinal Belgium

83. Gratefully acknowledging your letter of August 30, 2008,with enclosures. I thank you also for the thoughtful and faith-filled sentiments you shared with me. Please be assured of my prayerful best wishes. 9/9/2008 Apostolic Nuncio USA

84. Thank you for your letter and for the renewed commitment of prayerful support of all of us called to be Shepherds of Christ. I deeply appreciate the commitment that you and those associated with the Shepherds of Christ have made in support of us. Through our Archdiocesan Pastoral Bulletin I will inform priests about this and invite them to consider the formation of prayer groups for this purpose. 9/9/2008 Archbishop USA

85. Thank you for your beautiful letter and accompanying material on the Shepherds of Christ. I read with attention the material enclosed. Fr. Edward Carter, S.J., and yourself were specially set aside by the Holy Spirit to pray for those who serve the various ministries of the Church. Your work has given birth to many graces and spiritual fruit. I am certain that your prayer and counsel have saved many priests from an overly pessimistic evaluation of the present state of the presbyterate in the USA. You began this work in 1993; this was well before the breaking forth of the sexual abuse crisis within the Church in 2002. The strength and consolation that your members are offering to priests through their prayers have been of immense importance in sustaining priests in their ministry. I will continue to pray for the intentions of your association and deepen my own prayer for the life and ministry of priests in the USA and through the world. 9/9/2008 Cardinal Vatican

86. I have received your letter of August 30, 2008 and the enclosed publication "Guiding Light, The Word Alive in Our Hearts." Please know of our gratitude for your evident love of the Church and ministry to priests. May the Lord continue to bless the Shepherds of Christ and to guide those who benefit from it to an ever-deepening spiritual life within the Catholic faith. 9/9/2008 Cardinal Vatican

87. Thank you very much for your letter of August 30, 2008, and for the enclosed prayer card, booklets and books produced by Shepherds of Christ. It was very kind of you to share these materials with me. 9/9/2008 Bishop USA

88. Thank you for sending your kind letter and the Homilies by Rev. Fr. Joe Robinson, I appreciate your work and pray for greater fruits for the priests all over the world. 9/8/2008 Cardinal Japan

89. Thank you for taking the time to explain the Shepherds of Christ Movement. I am so pleased that you have continued the vision of Fr. Carter, S.J. 9/8/2008 Archbishop USA

90. I have recently received three books and other material which you and your collaborators keep publishing as an instrument of prayers for priests and spiritual assistance to priests. Thanks for this donation which I will again hand over to the library of our Theological seminary to be used by professors and seminarians. 9/8/2008 Archbishop Croatia

91. Thank you very much for the book "Guiding Light: The Word Alive in Our Hearts." I will enjoy reading your book in the coming months when everything slows down. I commend you for the good work you are doing for the Church, and pray that the Lord will continue to bless you and your work. Please keep me in your daily prayers, as you are assured of my prayers. 9/8/2008 Bishop USA

92. I have received your kind letter dated August 30, 2008 together with the "Guiding Light", a book of the Homilies by Fr. Robinson. I am very grateful for your kind remembrance of me, particularly in your prayers, I have been at the Shrine of Our Lady of Loreto, and have had a special "memento" of you and of "The Shepherds of Christ Ministries." 9/8/2008 Cardinal Vatican

93. Thank you for the package of books and pamphlets from the Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I will certainly keep your movement in my prayer. 9/5/2008 Bishop USA

94. Thank you for your recent letter to me, dated the 30th August 2008, and also for the accompanying booklet "Guiding Light", consisting of homilies by your brother, Fr. Joe Robinson. I do hope that the material will help many priests throughout the world grow closer to Christ "our great high Priest". 9/5/2008 Cardinal Scotland

95. Thank you for sending me the materials published by the Shepherds of Christ. They are always well-done, although many priests might dismiss them as too "traditional" for their consideration. In your most recent mailing, you include a book of homilies, something that most priests find helpful, no matter what their position might be on various devotions. Homilies aids are often the way into a priest's preoccupations, and I think you might wish to consider other similar materials to bring your ministry to the attention of more priests. Thank you again for including me in your recent mailing. You are in my prayers; please keep me in yours. 9/4/2008 Cardinal USA

96. Thank you for your letter of August 30, 2008. Thank you also for the enclosed materials and the two books Guiding Light: The Word Alive in Our Hearts and Medicine of Immortality. 9/3/2008 Bishop USA

97. I write to acknowledge receipt of your kind letter of June 24th, enclosing a copy of Shepherds of Christ, A Book of Spirituality Newsletter for Priests. While thanking you for the same, I assure you of my prayers. 9/2/2008 Cardinal Vatican

98. Thank you for sending the Mass Book and other material from the Shepherds of Christ Ministries. 8/30/2008 Cardinal Vatican

99. I would like to acknowledge receipt of the documents of June 24, 2008 you were kind enough to send him. With sincere thanks. 8/21/2008 Archbishop Canada

    

 

 

                Other messages by Fr. Carter   

  

July 31, 1994

Words of Jesus to Members of
Shepherds of Christ Associates:

"My beloved priest-companion, I intend to use the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, and the movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates, in a powerful way for the renewal of My Church and the world.

"I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart.

"I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."

- Message from Jesus to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Founder, as given on July 31, 1994,
feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)

 

October 13, 1994

The Birth of the Full Ministries
of the Shepherds of Christ

    "I wish to share with you part of a message which Jesus gave us on October 13, 1994. The message tells us about the expansion of the Shepherds of Christ movement:

    'My beloved priest-companion, today I come to you with another mission. I am asking you to establish Shepherds of Christ Ministries. At My request you have already begun the priestly newsletter, "Shepherds of Christ", and the prayer chapters, Shepherds of Christ Associates...

    'I am giving you this message on this day, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, because of the close connection between the Shepherds of Christ movement and the Fatima message. The Fatima message is centered in devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart, especially in consecration to Our Hearts. Shepherds of Christ Ministries is also centered in devotion to Our Hearts. I will use Shepherds of Christ Ministries as a great instrument in helping to bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. When this occurs, My Church and the world will be experiencing the great era of peace promised by My Mother at Fatima.

    'Today, then, October 13, 1994, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, marks the birth of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I pour forth the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.'

    "Jesus has told us that Shepherds of Christ Ministries includes: the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, Shepherds of Christ Associates prayer chapters, various publications, including books, whatever else Our Lord directs us to undertake.

    "As members of Shepherds of Christ Associates, you are an extremely important part of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. You have given great joy to the Heart of Jesus by responding to His invitation to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. As He draws you closer to His Heart and to His Mother's Heart as Associates members, He will fill you with an ever-increasing experience of His love, peace, and joy."

- From In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Newsletter of Shepherds of Christ Associates
by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J., Volume 1, No. 1, 1995. p. 2.

 

Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

My dear fellow Associate Members,

Jesus is calling special apostles to join a new division of the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Here is a message from Jesus given to Father Carter:

    My beloved priest-companion, I am requesting that a new prayer movement be started under the direction of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I am asking for volunteers who are willing to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for one hour, twice-weekly. Members of the Shepherds of Christ prayer chapters, as well as others, are to be invited to join this movement.

    These apostles are to pray for the intentions I am giving you. For part of the hour they are to use the prayers of the Shepherds of Christ Associates Handbook. They may spend the rest of the hour as they so choose.

    I will use this new prayer movement within My Shepherds of Christ Ministries in a powerful way to help in the renewal of My Church and the world. I will give great graces to those who join this movement. The name, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, is to be given to this movement.

    I am inviting My beloved Rita Ring to be coordinator for this activity.

    I pour out the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.

    This is indeed a special calling for us to unite in one heart with His Eucharistic Heart and pray for the following intentions:

    1. For the spread of the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
    2. For the Pope.
    3. For all bishops of the world.
    4. For all priests.
    5. For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
    6. For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.
    7. For all members of the Catholic Church.
    8. For all members of the human family.
    9. For all souls in purgatory.

end of Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart message

                 

                  On December 17, 1996

                    Mary's image appeared
                in Clearwater with the
                Rainbow — the same day
                my Red Rosary book with
                Rainbow left the printer

    

shipped from the printers
December 17, 1996

Mary appeared
December 17, 1996

                                 

Mary by day
July 5, 2000

by night
July 5, 2000

                Some other pictures
 

February 5, 2001

 

                Jesus told me to ask Felix
                    to carve this cross —

                I didn't know Felix

  

 

                Jesus told me to ask Fr. Pasquini to write
                    the newsletter
                    We sent 3,000,000 —
                    6 books

                I didn't know Fr. Pasquini —
   

       

 

 

                I wrote these books at the
                    direction of Jesus

 


Blue Book I

Blue Book II

Blue Book III

Blue Book IV

Blue Book V

Blue Book VI

 

        

       

       

     

      

         

 

 

 

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                Jesus wants Fr. Carter's book
                    Tell My People
                    reprinted and circulated

                Please help us

                Here are the messages
 

 

     

Tell My People

Messages from Jesus and Mary

as given to Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.
 

       
   

  Table of Contents   

   

  • Introduction

  • Jesus Has Come to Give Us Life

  • Call of the Sacred Heart

  • Trust in Jesus

  • Mary Our Mother

  • Being Loved by Jesus

  • On Being Thankful

  • The Holy Spirit

  • Prayer

  • Images of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary

  • Age of the Two Hearts

  • The Joy of Christ

  • The Peace of Christ

  • The Two Hearts and the Mass

  • The Riches of the Immaculate Heart

  • The Tears and Sorrows of Mary

  • Children of Mary

  • The Eucharist

  • Reparation for Sin

  • Consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary

  • Mary, Model and Teacher of Love

  • The Two Hearts and Sanctity

  • Surrender to the Heart of Jesus

  • Jesus Asks for Our Love

  • Mary as Our Mediatrix

  • I Have Died for All—You Must Love All

  • Come to Our Hearts

  • Live Your Consecration

  • The Cross Leads to Life

  • Come to My Heart

  • My Father's Will

  • The Present Moment

  • How Much I Love You

  • Spiritual Childhood

  • Humility

  • Depend on Me

  • Pray, Pray, Pray!

  • Build up My Church

  • Your Protection Against Satan

  • The Two Ways

  • The Indwelling of the Trinity

  • The Power to Love

  • Scripture Nourishes You

  • Mother of Our Christian Virtues

  • Work to Make Your World Better

  • Follow the Way I Have Given You

  • Act of Consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary

  • Shepherds of Christ

  • Message to Shepherds of Christ Associates

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    "What I say to you in the dark, tell in the day-
    light; what you hear in whispers, proclaim
    from the housetops."
    (Matthew 10:27)
      

    Jesus Has Come to Give Us Life

    Jesus: "This is the day celebrating My Resurrection (Easter). The day of newness of life. I am Lord and Master. I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Tell My people to come to Me if they wish to experience life in abundance. I want to give all an ever greater share in the life of My Resurrection. Without Me you cannot be happy, nor have peace, nor have real joy. Tell My people to surrender to Me more and more. The more they do so, the more they will experience My love, wisdom, power, peace, joy, happiness, mercy, and goodness. Within My Heart My people will find these riches. I am Lord and Master! Please listen to My words."

    Reflection: Through His life, death, and resurrection, Jesus has come to give us life, and to give us this life in abundance.

    When we were baptized, we were incorporated into Christ and His Church. When we were baptized, we received the life of sanctifying grace. This life is a created sharing in the life of the Trinity. Truly, we are called to live a God-like existence according to the teaching and example of Jesus! It is our duty and our privilege to develop our life of grace—our Christ-life—through our participation in the Mass, through the reception of the sacraments, through prayer, and through all other good works. Indeed, we are called to love God and neighbor more and more.

    What a glorious life has been given to us! In a spirit of thanksgiving, and together with Mary our Mother, let us always strive to know Christ more intimately, to love Him more ardently, and to follow Him more closely, so that He will always bring us to a closer union with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit.

     


     

    Call of the Sacred Heart

    Jesus: "Tell My People that I wish them to come to My Sacred Heart. I show My Heart as symbol of My great love for My people. So many, however, are cold and indifferent concerning My love for them. Consider all I have done for My people! I suffered a brutal passion and death for them. My Body was unmercifully scourged, My head cruelly crowned with thorns, My hands and feet mercilessly pierced with nails. Oh, how much I suffered in all this—out of love for My Father and the whole human race! Finally, My Heart was pierced with the soldier's lance. From My pierced Heart flowed forth blood and water, symbols of the Eucharist and Baptism. How much My pierced Heart still loves My people! How I long for each to come to My Heart in a return of love! All who do will experience My love in a special way. All who take up their refuge within My Heart will experience love, security, peace, joy. The world cannot give My people these gifts. I, Who am Lord and Master, am the One Who gives these gifts."

    Reflection: Jesus tells us how much He loves us and to what lengths He went in His passion and death to show us this great love, this love symbolized by His Heart.

    To meditate often upon the passion and death of Christ is to allow His love to more and more take hold of us. The more we allow Jesus to embrace us with His tremendous love for us, the more He draws us within His pierced Heart. Within this Heart is our refuge. Here is our source of enlightenment, of strength, of peace, joy, and happiness.

      


     

    Trust in Jesus

    Jesus: "My beloved priest-companion, tell My people to trust Me unreservedly. I am Lord and Master. I am their God. So many fail to trust Me as they should. I love all My people much, much more than they love themselves. This great love of Mine should encourage the greatest trust. The more you realize how much a friend loves you, the more you place your trust in the friend. I am your perfect Friend! I love you infinitely more than your best earthly friend. Tell My people to give Me their trust. Tell them to say often, 'Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in You.' I am Lord and Master. Please do as I request."

    Reflection: How can we fail to trust Jesus, this Jesus Who has given His life for each of us? During His passion, He knew each of us by name. Today, He calls each of us, by name, to the refuge of His Sacred Heart. Today, He calls each of us, by name, to a greater trust in His Heart.

     


     

    Mary Our Mother

    Jesus: "My beloved friend, tell My people to come to My Mother. From the cross, as I was suffering indescribable agony, I gave Mary as spiritual Mother to the world. My great love for My people prompted Me to do this. I am Lord and Master, and I want My people to come to My Mother and their Mother. If you wish to be close to Me, come to Mary. Consecrate yourselves to her. In this way you will grow into the closest union with Me. Through her Immaculate Heart, you will be drawn more and more into My own Heart. It is My desire that you allow My Mother to place you within My Heart which loves you with an unfathomable love! This is My wish—that you come to Me enfolded by Mary's mantle, cradled in her arms, pressed against her Heart."

    Reflection: It is God's will that we approach Jesus in union with Mary. Enough said!

     


     

    Being Loved by Jesus

    Jesus: "My beloved priest-companion, I have given you a special experience of what it means to be loved by Me. I have drawn you, through Mary, deeply within My Heart. There you experience a deep peace, joy, and security—all this results from your realizing how much I love you! Tell My people about My great love! Tell them I desire that they come to My Heart. There they will experience the wonders that only My Heart can give. I am Lord and Master. I desire that all listen to My words."

    Reflection: We know what a glowing feeling it is to realize that we are loved by a human person--by a friend or by a spouse, for example. Jesus loves us much, much more than any such person can possibly love us! Why don't we, then, allow ourselves constantly to be immersed in the joy which results from realizing how much Jesus loves us?

     


     

    On Being Thankful

    Jesus: "My beloved priest-companion, because I love you with a very special love, I have showered you with great gifts. You have cried out to Me in joy. You have told Me how thankful you are for My many special favors. Allowing you to be so thankful is itself a gift I give you. Tell My people that I want them to thank Me every day for all the gifts I have given and continue to give them. Tell them I want them to give themselves to Mary. In her company I want them to approach My Sacred Heart each day. Here I will give them ever greater gifts.

    "How much I love My people! How much I long to shower them with My love-laden gifts! Sadly, many do not want to receive My gifts. Those who do, let them come to My Heart, and they will be amazed at what I will do for them! My Heart is an inexhaustible source of graces. Please, My people, I long for you to come and draw from its riches! I am Lord and Master. Please do as I request."

    Reflection: Giving thanks to God for all His gifts is one of our great duties as children of God. We should be continually offering thanks to God for all the gifts He has given us and continues to give us through the Heart of Jesus.

     


     

    The Holy Spirit

    Jesus: "My beloved friend, tell My people to pray daily to the Holy Spirit. They are to pray for an increase in His gifts. My people must realize that the Holy Spirit comes to transform them. The Spirit desires to transform you more and more according to My image. Those who are docile to His touch become increasingly shaped in My likeness. He performs this marvel within Mary's Immaculate Heart. The more one dwells in My Mother's Heart, the more active are the workings of the Spirit. The Spirit leads Mary to place you within My own Heart. In both Our Hearts, then, your transformation continues. The more you are formed after My own Heart, the more I lead you to the bosom of My Father. Tell My people all this. Tell them to pray daily for a greater appreciation of these wondrous gifts. I am Lord and Master. All who come to My Heart will be on fire to receive the gifts of the Spirit in ever greater measure! I love and bless My people!"

    Reflection: The Holy Spirit is given to us to fashion us ever more according to the likeness of Jesus. And the more we are like Jesus, the more Jesus leads us to the Father. Do we, each day, pray to the Holy Spirit to be more open to His transforming influence? Do we strive each day to grow in union with Mary? The greater our union with our Mother, the spouse of the Holy Spirit, the greater is the transforming action of the Holy Spirit within us.

     


     

    Prayer

    Jesus: My beloved companion, tell My people about the great importance of prayer. Prayer plays an indispensable role in the process of sanctification and ultimate salvation. Let My little ones come to Me daily in prayer. I especially want My people to pray before the tabernacle. When they do so, I give them special graces. The prayer of My people should be filled with love for Me, My Father, the Holy Spirit, and My Mother. Pressed against their Mother's heart, and under her guidance, let My people come to My Sacred Heart. Each day they should take up their refuge in My Heart, and there enter into the deepest prayer. They should put all worries and anxieties aside and pray from the heart. I take their prayer to the Father in the Holy Spirit. My people, I want you to pray, pray, pray! During prayer I make you especially aware of My great love for you. During prayer I ask for your return of love. During prayer I especially allow you to experience peace and joy. The crosses you bear are no obstacle to this. In fact, when you bear your crosses properly—that is, according to My Father's will—you experience increased peace and joy. My people, listen to My words. I am Lord and Master. I love you with the most tender love!"

    Reflection: In the above message, Jesus reminds us of the great importance of prayer. Our greatest prayer is our participation in the Mass. Outside the time of Mass, Jesus tells us how important it is to pray before the tabernacle. The practice of prayer is extremely important for ongoing growth in our love relationship with Jesus, the Father, the Holy Spirit, and with Mary. It is also critical for our growth in love of neighbor.

     


     

    Images of the Hearts
    of Jesus and Mary

    Jesus: "My beloved friend, tell My people that I desire them to have pictures or statues of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart in their homes. This will greatly help them to give honor to Our Hearts. All My churches and chapels should also have these images. I will bestow great blessings on all those who heed My request. I am your Lord and Master. Please do as I ask."

    Reflection: We all know the role pictures of loved ones play in maintaining and developing our relationships with these people. Is it strange, then, that Jesus makes the above request?

     


     

    Age of the Two Hearts

    Jesus: "My beloved priest-companion, I have allowed you to experience in extraordinary fashion the riches contained in My Heart and My Mother's Heart. I desire that you tell all My people about these riches. I desire that My people consecrate themselves to My Sacred Heart and to Mary's Immaculate Heart. My people are living in the beginnings of the age of the Two Hearts.

    "After the time of the purification is completed, this new era of the Church and the world will become firmly established. This era will be characterized by the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. All those who consecrate themselves to My Heart and to My Mother's Heart will help to establish this glorious new age. I am Lord and Master. Please listen to My urgent request. Within Our Hearts you will experience the love and security, the peace and the joy, which you all desire. I love My people with a tremendous love, and in My love I give them this message!"

    Reflection: This is the Age of the Two Hearts! The surest road to sanctity in these our times is through consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. In making this consecration, and striving with God's grace to live it as best we can each day, we are contributing to the establishment of the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and to the arrival of the reign of the Sacred Heart.

     


     

    The Joy of Christ

    Jesus: "My beloved friend, tell My people that I am a God of joy. I have come so that My people's joy may be complete. So many of My people seek for joy in the wrong places. So many seek their joy and happiness in material things. Joy can spring from material things only when they are used according to My Father's will. Many use material things against My Father's will. Come to My Heart, My people. Come to My Heart in union with your Mother Mary. She will place you within My Heart, and we will teach you the secret of joy. We will show you that joy is meant to be yours at all times-even in the deepest suffering.

    "Come to Me, My people. I am your Lord and Master! I am all-powerful! When I say I will give you joy in abundance, I have the means to fulfill My promise. But you must come to My Heart, and you must trust Me. I ask for your total trust. The more you trust Me, the more you will be filled with My joy!"

    Reflection: In the Litany of the Blessed Virgin we say, "Cause of our joy, pray for us." Mary is cause of our joy, because, under God, she gives us Jesus, the Source of all joy. Mary is cause of our ever-increasing joy, because she always unites us—if we allow her—more intimately to the Heart of Jesus. And as Jesus tells us above, within His Heart, He and Mary teach us the secret of joy.

     


     

    The Peace of Christ

    Jesus: "My beloved priest-companion, tell My beloved people that I am the Divine Giver of peace. I want so much to give My people an even greater sense of peace, but many refuse My offer! They think they know their own way to peace and happiness—a way which is not My way. The further they stray from Me, the more restless they become, and the less true peace they have. My way is the only way to peace.

    "My people, come each day to My Sacred Heart. Let Mary lead you to My Heart. The more you dwell within My Heart, the more peace will be yours. I am Lord and Master. Please listen to My words! Do not seek your peace and consolation in worldly pursuits. Come within My Heart, and you will be filled with the peace you so much crave. I will press you to My Sacred Heart. I will tell you how much I love you! The more you realize this love, the more My peace will possess your soul!"

    Reflection: The chief fruit of love is peace. The more we open ourselves to the burning love of Jesus' Heart, and respond by loving God and neighbor more and more, the more peace we experience.

     


      

    The Two Hearts and the Mass

    Jesus: "My beloved friend, tell My people that they are living in the Age of the Two Hearts—that of My Heart and My Mother's heart. My people live in the initial stages of this great era. I call all My people to take up their refuge in My Heart and My Mother's heart. In Our Hearts they will become more and more transformed into My likeness.

    "The greatest source for growth in devotion to Our Hearts is the Eucharist. I wish My people to attend Mass often, daily if possible. What a great gift I have given to My people in the Eucharist! Yet many of My people are indifferent to the treasures contained in the Mass. Think of it! My people are privileged to offer the Sacrifice of the Mass together with Me! And yet how many prefer to do other things rather than attend Mass. How this attitude offends My Sacred Heart!

    "I long for My people to participate in the Mass and to receive Me worthily! Think of it! I, Who am your God, long to come to you each day! In the Eucharist I come to you in My Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. Present within you, I long to take you close to My Sacred Heart, this Heart which is truly within you. The more you allow Me to do so, the more closely I press you to this Heart. I shower you with its riches. I abundantly give you great graces which increasingly form you in My likeness.

    "I am Lord and Master! Please listen to My words. Pray, pray for a deeper understanding of the Mass. In union with Mary, approach Me daily in the Eucharist. I, your God, long to come to you. How much do you long to receive Me?"

    Reflection: Everything in the life of the Church, and in the Christian lives of each of us individually, is centered in the Mass. Vatican II, in a few words, makes a powerful statement concerning the Church's Liturgy--at the center of which is the Eucharistic Sacrifice: ". . .in the liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time it is the fountain from which all her power flows" [The Documents of Vatican II, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, No.10 (American Press edition)].

     


     

    The Riches of the Immaculate Heart

    Mary: "My beloved priest-son, how often I have pressed you to my maternal and Immaculate Heart in the greatest love! How often I allow you to taste the sweetness of this Heart. How often I make you aware that my Heart is your refuge where you feel so much loved, where you feel so secure, where you feel bathed in peace! I desire that you tell all the people about the riches contained in my Immaculate Heart. Tell my people to come to my Heart each day. I will caress them with my maternal love. I will lead them ever closer to the Sacred Heart of my Son. I will tell them to listen to Jesus. I will remind them that He is their Lord and Master. I will remind them to do whatever He tells them to do.

    "Yes, my dearly beloved son, tell my people all these things. Keep reminding them of my great love for them. Keep reminding them how I love to draw them to my maternal and Immaculate Heart!"

    Reflection: Is there anyone who, listening to these words of Mary, does not long for a closer union with the loving Heart of our Mother?

     


     

    The Tears and Sorrows of Mary

    Mary: "My beloved priest-son, I have given you a great devotion to my sorrows and tears. Tell my people about this devotion. Tell them I promise great blessings to all who say seven Hail Marys each day in honor of my tears and seven sorrows. Included in my promise is that of granting special assistance at the hour of death. At this moment, all who practice this devotion will see my face."

    Reflection: Listed below are the seven sorrows of Mary. Let us each day recall these sorrows as we pray the seven Hail Marys as Our Lady requests.

    1. The prophecy of Simeon.

    2. The Flight into Egypt.

    3. The loss of Jesus in the Temple.

    4. Jesus and Mary meet during the way of the cross.

    5. Mary witnesses the crucifixion of her Son.

    6. Jesus is taken down from the cross and laid in Mary's arms.

    7. The burial of Jesus.

       


     

    Children of Mary

    Mary: "My beloved priest-son, how often I have embraced you! How often I have told you how much I love you! How often, at your request, I have held you in my arms as my child. You have told me you realize how helpless you are of yourself, but how strong and secure you feel dwelling in my heart and Jesus' Heart. Your sense of your littleness and helplessness endears you to me all the more. I take you ever more securely to my maternal and Immaculate Heart. Tell all my people of the riches you have found within my heart. Tell them how I place you within my Son's Heart. Tell them that, because of my motherly action, you are now more closely united with Jesus than ever before. Tell my people to come to my heart and draw forth similar riches. Tell all my little ones that Jesus, Who is Lord and Master, bids me to lead all to His Sacred Heart. The more my little ones dwell within my Immaculate Heart, the more I place them within Jesus' Heart. Oh, how I love all my little ones! How I love to bring them to the Heart of Jesus!"

    Reflection: Again, let us remind ourselves that we live in the Age of the Two Hearts. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are inseparable. The more we dwell in Mary's heart, the more she places us within Jesus' Heart. Within these Two Hearts, the Holy Spirit fashions us more and more in the likeness of Christ, and the more we become like Christ, the more closely He unites us to the Father.

       


      

    The Eucharist

    Jesus: "My beloved priest-companion, tell My people how I long for them to come to Me in the Eucharist. The Eucharist is the great Sacrament of My love for My people. So many are indifferent to My Eucharistic presence. So many have no real desire to receive Me in the Eucharist. So many have no desire to visit Me in the Blessed Sacrament. How I long for My people to come before the tabernacle and to talk with Me!

    "I am offended, many times seriously, by all the outrages, sacrileges, and indifferences committed against My Eucharistic presence. I ask My people to make reparation for all this. I especially ask that they often say the prayer of Eucharistic reparation given by the angel to the three Fatima visionaries.

    "I am Lord and Master. Please do as I request. My Eucharistic Heart is beating with unfathomable love for My people! Let them come to My Sacred Heart. How I long to take My people to My Heart and shower them with Its abundant graces! I love My people with a tremendous love, and I give them this message with the greatest love!"

    Reflection: Pope John Paul II has often expressed his belief in the importance of Fatima. It also appears that the Fatima prayer of Eucharistic reparation is meant in a most special way for the present times

     


     

    Reparation for Sin

    Jesus: "My beloved priest-companion, tell My people that the ugly face of sin covers the earth as never before in the history of the human race. My image, which should shine forth brilliantly over the whole earth, is seriously marred by the hideousness of sin. My Father's justice demands reparation. Tell My people to offer their actions in reparation for all the sins whereby the Triune God is so much offended. My Heart cries out for reparation, especially for sins committed against My Eucharistic presence. My Heart hates sin, but loves the sinner. All who are sorry for their sins will find in My Heart overflowing graces of mercy.

    "My people should receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation often, even if they have no serious sins to confess. The graces of this Sacrament give powerful graces for the fight against temptation. I am Lord and Master. Please do as I request!"

    Reflection: In our determination to avoid sin, let us often recall the terrible sufferings which sin caused Our Loving Savior: the cruel crowning with thorns, the tearing of His sacred flesh by the soldiers' merciless scourging, the heartless hammering of nails through His sacred hands and feet, and all the rest. Who can prayerfully look upon the suffering Christ and not be repulsed by the hideousness of sin?

     


     

    Consecration to the Hearts
    of Jesus and Mary

    Jesus: "My beloved friend, tell My people that I desire all to consecrate themselves to My Sacred Heart and to Mary's Immaculate Heart. Tell them not to just recite words in making the act of consecration, but to realize what they are saying. Consecration to Our Hearts means a total gift of self. It means handing over everything to Me and to My Mother. Consecration means a willingness to surrender completely to Me. In Baptism one is consecrated to Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. But how many fail to live out their consecration! I extend to all the invitation to renew this baptismal consecration through consecration to My Heart and to My Mother's Heart.

    "My beloved companion, I have taught you what this consecration means. I have given you great peace, joy, and happiness because you have made this consecration. I have taught you that you are to renew this act of consecration each day, I constantly remind you that you are to pray each day for the grace to more and more live the consecration. I have taught you that your consecration to Me and My Mother means that you constantly surrender yourself to Us and to Our care. I have taught you that the more you surrender yourself to Me, the more I live in you and through you and for you. I have taught you that My great love for you longs to draw you more deeply into My Heart. I have shown you that I wish your Mother Mary to place you there within My Heart, and that the more you dwell within her heart, the more deeply she places you within My Heart. Dwelling within Our Hearts, the Holy Spirit fashions you more and more in My likeness. The Father thus looks upon you with greater favor and takes you more closely to Himself. Tell My people all these wondrous truths. I am Lord and Master, and I desire all to listen to My words!"

    Reflection: In the above message, Jesus describes what is involved in living our consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. What beautiful truths He puts before us! We know that the living out of our consecration is not always easy. Sometimes it is very difficult. At all times, and especially in most difficult times, we should remind ourselves how much Jesus and Mary love us, and that living out our consecration is our "thank you," our return of love.

     


     

    Mary, Model and Teacher of Love

    Mary: "My beloved priest-son, I have led you to greatly increase your prayers and sacrifices for others. I have often reminded you of my teaching at Fatima—that many souls go to Hell because they have no one to pray and make sacrifices for them. My Immaculate Heart longs that all my little ones be saved. Tell my little ones that they must love their neighbor through prayer, sacrifices, and other ways, too. All should learn from me. My Heart is symbol, not only of my great love for God, but also of my tender love for all my little ones. Imitate my love for God and all my children. If you love Jesus and me, this means you also love all of God's children. Jesus died for all. You cannot exclude anyone from your love.

    "My Heart is the perfect imitator of the Heart of my Son. I will teach you how to love the Father and all mankind after the example of Jesus. All my little ones, I long for you to come to my Heart so I can teach you the ways of love! I love you so much! Come to my Immaculate Heart. Pressed against my Heart, I will hold you in my arms. I will clothe you with my motherly and protective mantle. As I hold you close to my Heart, I will teach you the ways of love!"

    Reflection: In the above message, our dear mother tenderly reminds us that the following of Jesus is summed up in love of God and neighbor.

     


     

    "What I say to you in the dark, tell in the day-
    light; what you hear in whispers, proclaim
    from the housetops."
    (Matthew 10:27)

    The Two Hearts and Sanctity

    Jesus: "My beloved priest companion, I and My Mother have given you a consuming desire to spread devotion to Our Hearts. Tell My people about the great riches contained in My Sacred Heart and Mary's Immaculate Heart! Tell My people that they live in the age of the Two Hearts. What I and My Mother said at Fatima has been gradually unfolding. The Fatima message is centered in devotion to Our Hearts. The triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart, foretold at Fatima, is soon to take place. This triumph will coincide with the era of peace for the world which My Mother foretold at Fatima. This great new age of peace for the Church and the world will be characterized by the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart.

    "Because this is the age of the Two Hearts, the quickest and surest way to sanctity is through devotion to My Heart and Mary's Heart. Such devotion reaches its highest point in consecration to Our Hearts. Within Our Hearts My people will be clothed with great graces! Their love for God and neighbor will deepen tremendously! They will be fired with a holy and burning desire to love God and neighbor in all their daily activities as guided by the Holy Spirit. Dwelling within Our Hearts, My people will long to help bring back an alienated world to conform to My Father's will.

    "My friend, I and My Mother have allowed you to experience in an extraordinary way the riches contained in Our Hearts. Tell My people about these riches! Tell them that I and Mary long for them to come within Our Hearts! I am Lord and Master. Please listen to My words. Come to Our Hearts!"

    Reflection: Jesus tells us that we live in the age of the Two Hearts, and that within His Heart and Mary's Heart we receive graces to raise us to great sanctity. What is sanctity? It is doing God's will out of love, and God's will is summed up in love of God and love of neighbor. In the above message Jesus refers to this love of God and neighbor. In the Gospel, Jesus expressed it in this way:

    But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees they got together and, to disconcert him, one of them put a question, "Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?" Jesus said, "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets also" (Matthew 22:34-40).

    Sanctity, then, is centered in love of God and neighbor. Thus, to grow in sanctity is to grow in love of God and neighbor. Jesus tells us in the above message that within His Heart and Mary's Heart we find the graces to achieve great sanctity. Dwelling within the Two Hearts, we receive the capacity to become tremendous lovers!

       


     

    Surrender to the Heart of Jesus

    Jesus: "My beloved friend, tell My people how I want them to surrender to My Heart. I have taught you that the more you surrender to Me, the greater is your peace, joy, and happiness. I have shown you that the more you allow Me to control your life, to direct your life, the happier you become. I have shown you how fruitless it is for a person to want to control one's own life. A person has a choice: as a finite, weak creature to try to control things himself, or in humility to throw himself into my arms, the arms of One Who is all-loving and all-powerful.

    "I give you the grace to increasingly surrender to My Heart. In doing so you experience My love and power in an extraordinary way. Teach My people these lessons. Tell them to listen to My words. I am Lord and Master, and I desire all to heed My request! I give this message out of My great love for My People!"

    Reflection: We have a tendency to want to control our own destiny. We find it difficult at times--sometimes very difficult--to abandon ourselves to God. We find it difficult to let go and to surrender completely to Christ, to trust Him completely.

    And yet, this is what we must do to achieve our ongoing sanctification. Why should we be afraid to surrender? As Jesus tells us above, who would you rather depend on--a weak, finite self, or the loving and omnipotent God?

    St. Paul tells us:

    So I shall be very happy to make my weaknesses my special boast so that the power of Christ may stay over me, and that is why I am content with my weaknesses, and with insults, hardships, persecutions, and the agonies I go through for Christ's sake. For it is when I am weak that I am strong (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).

       


     

    Jesus Asks for Our Love

    Jesus: "My beloved companion, tell My people how I long for them to say that they love Me! When they do this, it gives Me great joy. When they tell Me they love Me, I take them close to My Heart. I give them the desire to love Me more and more. I clothe them with fresh graces, increasing their capacity to love God and neighbor. Tell My people to express their love for Me often! I am Lord and Master. Please do as I request!"

    Reflection: What a gracious invitation Jesus extends to us! He tells us how much He wants our expressions of love for Him. Perhaps a person has to admit that his or her spouse, or children, or friends, receive expressions of love from him or her more often than does Jesus. This should not be! Jesus has first command on our love. To love Jesus, to tell Him we love Him--this is our privilege and our duty.

     


     

    Mary as Our Mediatrix

    Mary: "My beloved priest-son, I have given you a profound conviction of how necessary it is to realize I am your motherly mediatrix with Jesus. I have been appointed by the Triune God. Constantly remind all my little ones of this great truth! The more my little ones give themselves to my maternal and Immaculate Heart, the more I bring them to the Heart of Jesus!"

    Reflection: Some mistakenly think that Mary "gets in the way" of their relationship with Jesus. How far from the truth is this erroneous attitude. Mary's role in our salvation has been willed by God. Enough said!

     


     

    I Have Died for All -
    You Must Love All

    Jesus: "My beloved companion, tell My people that all in the human race have been marked with My Precious Blood! I died a brutal death for all! Since all have been touched and redeemed by My Precious Blood, no one can be excluded from your love. My people must love each and every one. They must look beyond the exterior of a person and see the God-image of each. Each one has been created in God's image. Each one has been raised to a new dignity through My redemption.

    "Tell My people to be conscious of all this in their dealings with others—especially those marginalized little ones who are so forgotten and abandoned by many. Each person is precious to My Sacred Heart! Treat everyone accordingly. Be kind, and patient, and, above all, loving toward everyone. In union with Mary, come to My Heart each day and I will give you the light and strength to love your neighbor with a mighty love! I am Lord and Master! Please heed My request. In My great love for you, I give you this message!"

    Reflection: If we are consistently conscious of this teaching of Jesus, it becomes relatively easy to love everyone--even those who, for various reasons, are not particularly attractive to us in the external order of things. Let's remember that Jesus has told us that we must love all--even our enemies: "You have learned how it was said: You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say this to you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you..." (Matthew 5:43-44).

     


     

    Come to Our Hearts

    Mary: "My beloved priest-son, how I love you! You give me such great joy because you love to dwell in my Immaculate Heart. In my great love for you, I have obtained this grace for you—that you love to dwell in my Heart! In my Heart, I caress you as a little child. I shower you with expressions of my motherly love. I take you each day to the Heart of Jesus and place you deeply within His Heart. How you love for me to do this, and how I love to do it! Tell all my little ones of the riches you have discovered in my Heart and Jesus' Heart. Tell them to come to Our Hearts in order to experience similar riches. Oh, how I love all my little ones, and how I long for them to come to me!"

    Reflection: Again, we are reminded that we live in the age of the Two Hearts. Great graces are given to those who practice devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. These Two Hearts are given to us as our special refuge during this most critical stage of human history.

     


     

    Live Your Consecration

    Jesus: "My beloved friend, I have taught you what is involved in living out your consecration to My Heart and to My Mother's Heart. I have taught you to renew your consecration each day. I have led you to be aware of your consecration many times during the day. I have taught you to pray frequently during the day for the grace to grow in the life of consecration. I have impressed upon you that your consecration to Our Hearts includes your being aware of how much I and Mary love you! I have given you a great desire to respond to Our love. I have greatly increased your desire to love Me, the Father, the Holy Spirit, Mary, and all your fellow human beings! I have taught you that to grow in your consecration you must surrender more and more to My Heart and My Mother's Heart—that you must give yourself completely to Us. And I have given you a great desire to do so! I have given you a great trust in Our Hearts. This trust is so important in making the act of consecration and living it.

    "My beloved companion, tell My people about these lessons I have taught you. Lead them to consecrate themselves to My Sacred Heart and to Mary's Immaculate Heart. Tell them of the great love, peace, and joy they will experience if they make this consecration and live it! I am Lord and Master. I urgently request that My people listen to My messages and live them! I love My people with a tremendous love, and, out of this love, I give My messages through you and others in these most critical times!"

    Reflection: At Baptism we are consecrated to the Triune God. To consecrate means to make holy. At Baptism Father, Son, and Holy Spirit consecrate us with Their own holiness. This sharing in divine holiness is our life of grace. Through our Baptismal consecration we are called to live a God-like existence according to the teaching and example of Christ.

    In our times, God has given us a most attractive way to live out our baptismal consecration--through consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. As we strive to give ourselves totally to Jesus each day with the assistance of Mary our Mother, Christ continues to lead us to the Father under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Yes, each moment of each day we are called to live our consecration. This is our privilege. This is our responsibility.

     


     

    The Cross Leads to Life

    Jesus: "My beloved priest-companion, tell My people that they must keep the lesson of the cross fresh in their consciousness. Remind them that I am the Christ of the Cross as well as the Christ of the Resurrection. I suffered tremendously on My way to death on the cross. My sacred flesh was so cruelly lacerated by the scourging. My sacred head was so cruelly and mockingly crowned with thorns. I was spat upon and made fun of. Exhausted by terrible suffering, I still had to carry the heavy cross to Calvary. There My sacred hands and feet were mercilessly pierced with nails. Oh, what pain this caused Me!

    "I suffered all this most willingly—out of love for My Father and for all My people! Through My cross, through My suffering, I obtained new life for My people. Through My cruel and brutal death, I achieved Resurrection for Myself and all My people. My suffering was not an end in itself. It was a necessary passageway to obtain the life I came to give.

    "My people must share in My cross, so that they may share more and more in My life. Remind My people, My dear friend, that suffering, when embraced according to My Father's will, leads to greater life here and hereafter. The cross, properly carried, always leads to a greater share in My Resurrection.

    "Tell My people that the more they are united with Me in love, the easier is the carrying of the cross. The more one dwells in Me, the more I help that person to carry the cross. In this way, even the heaviest cross becomes relatively light.

    "Carrying the cross does not mean to be in misery. Carrying one's cross in union with Me always allows a person to remain in peace. The cross does not take away peace and joy. Despite the pain involved, the cross gives increased peace and joy. I am Lord and Master. I eagerly desire that all listen to My words and live them!

    "My people, come each day to My Heart and I will give you the light and strength to carry your cross according to Father's will! I love My people with an overwhelming love, and in this great love I give them this message."

    Reflection: One does not have to reflect on the human condition for very long to be reminded of how much suffering exists in all parts of the world. And yet, the great tragedy concerning human suffering is not that there is so much of it, but rather that so much of it is apparently wasted. In God's plan, suffering is meant to lead to greater life, a greater share in Christ's Resurrection here and hereafter. Suffering does just that, if we relate to it according to God's will. To the extent we don't relate to the cross as God's will would have us, we miss the opportunity for suffering to be growth-promoting.

    Jesus tells us about the cross and its linkage to life in the Gospel: "Then to all he said: 'If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross everyday and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake, that man will save it'" (Luke 9:23-24).

    And St. Paul tells us: "We are in difficulties on all sides, but never cornered; we see no answer to our problems, but never despair; we have been persecuted, but never deserted; knocked down, but never killed; always, wherever we may be, we carry with us in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus, too, may always be seen in our body" (2 Corinthians 4:8-10).

     


     

    Come to My Heart

    Jesus: "My beloved companion, how I love to hold you against My Heart! Each day, as you dwell in Mary's Heart, she places you against My Heart, and within My Heart. I have given you a great desire to allow your mother to do this. As you dwell within My Heart, I tell you how much I love you! I give you a great desire to love God and neighbor. I increase your trust in Me—something so necessary for your growth in Me. Within My Heart I make you feel so loved, so secure, so strengthened, so much at peace!

    "Tell My people I wish them to come to My Heart each day, in union with Mary, in order to experience similar riches! Oh, how I love for My people to come to My Heart! How I desire to tell them how much I love them! How much I desire to ask for their return of love! I am Lord and Master. I give this message out of My great love for My people, and I request that they listen to My words."

    Reflection: How much Jesus loves us! He shows us His Heart as symbol of this love. He asks us each day, united with Mary our Mother, to come to His Heart. There He inflames our hearts with love for God and neighbor. There He gives us the conviction that we can do whatever He asks us to do--and He gives us the desire to act on this conviction.

      


      

    My Father's Will

    Jesus: "There is so much disunity, hatred, and lack of love which covers the face of the earth today. My Father's will is being seriously violated in all sorts of ways. There are so many murders—including all the ones killed by abortion—thefts, all kinds of violence, all kinds of impure actions, lies, blasphemies, and much more.

    "My Father's will is so much violated because there is so little love. The more one loves God and neighbor, the more My Father's will is being accomplished. Love and conformity to God's will are inseparable.

    "Tell My people, My beloved friend, to come to My Heart each day. The more they come to My Heart, the more I will inflame their hearts with a burning love to do My Father's will. The more they come to My Heart, the more I will teach them concerning My Father's will. The more they come to My Heart, the more I will allow them to realize that happiness consists in doing My Father's will out of love in all things. The more one does My Father's will out of love in union with Me and My Mother, the more I lead them to the bosom of the Father in the Holy Spirit. Safe in My Father's arms, they experience great happiness, peace, and joy.

    "I am Lord and Master. In My great love for My people, I give this message. I desire that all hear My words and live them!"

    Reflection: The more we do the Father's will out of love, the more we are at peace. Peace is the tranquility of order. The more we do God's will--the more we conform to the order He has established--the more we are at peace. Jesus has told us: "It is not those who say to me, 'Lord, Lord,' who will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the person who does the will of my Father in heaven" (Matthew 7:21).

     


     

    The Present Moment

    Jesus: "My beloved companion, tell My people to concentrate on living in the present moment. Tell them to depend on Me from moment to moment. My people should want to fill each moment with as great a love of God and neighbor as possible! So many of My people fail to concentrate properly on the present.

    "Come to My Heart each day, My people, and I will give you the light and strength to more and more realize the greatness of the present moment. The more you dwell in My Heart, the more content you will be to live in the present. I am Lord and Master. I want to fill you with ever greater peace and joy! But to experience this, you must listen to My words and live them!"

    Reflection: We can't relive the past, although we are meant to profit from it in various ways. We must make plans for our future on this earth, but how much of it can we be sure will be ours? Literally, one's life could end in the coming moment. The saints knew the secret of living in the present moment. That's why they became saints. Let's always remember the words of Jesus: "So do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself" (Matthew 6:34).

     


     

    How Much I Love You!

    Jesus: "My beloved priest-companion, how often I tell you how much I love you! And what great joy and peace I give you when I tell you this! How often I press you closely to My Heart! Daily I draw you ever more deeply within My Heart! There I allow you to experience the overwhelming riches of My Heart. I have shown you, as you dwell within My Heart, the secret of finding amazing peace, joy, and happiness. I have shown you that to dwell within My Heart is to experience a foretaste of Heaven!

    "I allow you to dwell so deeply within My Heart because I have given you the gift of dwelling within My Mother's Heart. The more one dwells within Mary's Immaculate Heart, the more she places that person within My Sacred Heart.

    "My beloved friend, keep telling My people about all the wondrous riches contained in Our Hearts! Keep reminding them that they live in the age of the Two Hearts. Keep telling them that the quickest and most secure path to the highest sanctity is to dwell within Mary's Heart and My Heart!

    "I am Lord and Master. I plead with My people to listen to My words and to live them! I love My people with a tremendous love, and in this love I give them this message."

    Reflection: Jesus again begs us to come and experience the riches contained in His Heart and Mary's Heart. How foolish we are if we fail to accept His invitation! How many pursue the false riches of this world, and refuse the true riches which Jesus offers. We must determine each day, with God's help, not to be included among those who reject the riches which Jesus offers in order to pursue the false promises of happiness which the world holds before us. The world can't give us happiness. Jesus can.

     


     

    Spiritual Childhood

    Mary: "My beloved priest-son, how I love to enfold you in my arms as my little child! Enfolded in my arms in my maternal embrace, I press you against my Immaculate Heart. I draw you within my Heart. There, through my maternal intercession, I clothe you with Jesus' graces. As you dwell in my Heart, I place you ever more deeply within Jesus' Heart and there the Holy Spirit fashions you increasingly in the image of my Son. As you grow in the likeness of Jesus, He takes you ever closer to the Father.

    "Thus, as you grow in the sense of your helplessness without God, the stronger you become in Jesus. Childlike thus becomes strength. The smaller you become in living out spiritual childhood, the taller you stand beside Jesus. Weakness becomes strength, your sense of helplessness becomes spiritual maturity!

    "Tell all my children about the wonders of spiritual childhood! Tell them to come to me and I will school them in its ways. How I love all my children! Oh, how I love to exercise my motherhood toward them all!"

    Reflection: In the Gospel, Jesus speaks emphatically to us about spiritual childhood: "At this time the disciples came to Jesus and said, 'Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?' So he called a little child to him and set the child in front of them. Then he said, 'I tell you solemnly, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. And so, the one who makes himself as little as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven'" (Matthew 18:1-4).

     


     

    Humility

    Jesus: "My beloved priest-companion, keep telling My people of the great necessity of humility in the spiritual life. My saints, oh, how they realized the importance of this virtue!

    "The world is filled with pride. Pride is the refusal to serve God. It is the refusal to do My Father's will. There is so much sin in today's world because there is so much pride.

    "Tell My people to come to My Heart each day. There I will teach them the lesson of humility. There I will show them the riches which flow from humility! There I will teach them that the more they grow in humility, the more peace and joy and happiness they experience. Yes, let My people come to My Heart and learn these lessons. I am Lord and Master, and I desire that all respond to My request. I love My people with a tremendous love, and in this love I give them this message!"

    Reflection: Humility is an important aspect of the Gospel message. Following are three such examples:

    "Come to me, all you who labor and are overburdened, and I will give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light" (Matthew 11:28-30).

    "Anyone who chooses the world for his friend turns himself into God's enemy. Surely you don't think scripture is wrong when it says: the spirit which he sent to live in us wants us for himself alone? But he has been even more generous to us, as scripture says: God opposes the proud but he gives generously to the humble" (James 4:4-6).

    "What do you have that was not given to you? And if it was given, how can you boast as though it were not?" (1 Corinthians 4:7).

     


     

    Depend on Me

    Jesus: "My beloved friend, I have been teaching you how necessary it is to depend upon Me completely. I teach you to keep your focus on Me, to do everything in union with Me, with complete dependence on Me. I give you the light to see how strong you are when you surrender to Me and depend completely on Me. I allow you to share in a special way in My power. I greatly enhance your ability to do so many things in My service.

    "I draw you into My Heart, and as you depend on Me completely, I allow you to draw forth from the riches of My Heart. You become clothed more and more in My likeness. With an ever greater love you give yourself to the service of God and neighbor. I also allow you to realize that your growing dependence on Me is proportionate to your growing dependence on Mary your Mother. The more you live out your consecration to her Heart in giving yourself to her, the more she leads you to live out your consecration to My Heart. This consecration includes and demands an ever greater surrender and dependence upon Me.

    "Tell My people of the joy and peace and security which results from this growing dependence on Me. Tell them I wish them to come each day to My Heart and surrender themselves to Me. Tell them to trust Me, and to depend on Me for all their needs. In My great, burning love for them I will care for them to the extent they trust Me and depend on Me! Oh! how I long to care for all My people! Many refuse My help. To those who accept Me, I give them peace and joy and happiness to the degree they surrender to Me and depend on Me.

    "I am Lord and Master. I desire that My people listen to My words and live them! I love My people with a tremendous love, and in this love I give them this message!"

    Reflection: The above message of Jesus ties in beautifully with what He tells us in the Gospel of John:

    I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, with me in him, bears fruit in plenty; for cut off from me you can do nothing (John 15:5).

    How beautifully Jesus points out our utter dependence on Him! This is not always an easy lesson to live. We have a deep-rooted tendency to try to be our own masters. We have a tendency to want to feel in control so that we might feel secure. Jesus tells us that the only real control and security we have is to allow Him to control our lives! The more we live this truth, the more secure we feel, for we are thus living more within the loving Heart of Jesus!

     


     

    Pray, Pray, Pray!

    Mary: "My beloved priest-son, I have taught you many times the great importance of prayer. I have obtained for you the gift to love to pray—not only during your set periods of prayer, but also during the day in a manner which permits you to perform your daily duties. I have taught you to always be aware that all prayer should be made in union with the Mass. Indeed, the Eucharistic sacrifice is itself the greatest prayer. All other prayers should be consciously united with the Mass which is constantly being offered throughout the world. I have taught you the great importance of praying before the tabernacle. My Son is really present there in the Eucharist—Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. Special graces are given to those who pray before the Blessed Sacrament.

    "There is so much to pray for in this most critical era! The Church and the world exist in most difficult times. I desire that all my children pray daily for all the needs of the Church and the world. I ask special prayers for the conversion of sinners.

    "I ask that my children pray the Rosary each day. Very special graces are given to those who do so. During these times of great purification, I promise special protection to those who regularly pray the Rosary. I also promise protection to their loved ones.

    "The more one is united with me, the more I lead them to make their prayer in the Heart of my Son, Jesus. He, in turn, places all prayer in the bosom of the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit.

    "My dear son, please keep reminding all my little ones of the great importance of prayer for their own needs and the needs of all others! Keep telling them of the great necessity of prayer for growth in love of God and neighbor! I love all my children with the most tender love. I desire that all listen to my words and live them in their daily lives!"

    Reflection: All the great spiritual masters throughout the history of the Church have echoed the words of Mary in stressing the great necessity of prayer for growth in the spiritual life. Prayer is becoming aware in a special way of our relationship with the Triune God. In prayer we open ourselves once again to the awareness of God's great love for us. In prayer, we respond to this great love with our own love, telling God that whatever He wills for us, we want to do with all our hearts.

    All prayer, in one way or another, should be centered in Christ. He is our Mediator with the Father. As our Mother tells us above, we should also include her in our prayers to Christ, Who leads us ever closer to the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit.

     


     

    Build up My Church

    Jesus: "My beloved friend, remind My people that the Church was born from My Heart, pierced with the soldier's lance on Calvary. From My pierced Heart the Church with her sacraments was born. Two of these sacraments, the Eucharist and Baptism, were symbolized by the Blood and Water which flowed forth from My pierced side.

    "As the Church was born from My pierced Heart, so does the Church's life grow from the graces I continually give her from My pierced Heart—this Heart which is now glorified. "I call all the members of My Church to help build up My Body, the Church, by coming to My pierced Heart. United to My Heart, and dwelling within It, I will give to each one the light and strength to carry out My Father's will in the building up of My Church.

    "Mary is Mother and Model of the Church. As 'Mother of the Church,' she intercedes for all the graces the members need to contribute to the building up of My Church. As Model—as perfect imitator of Me—she shows the children of the Church how all, individually and collectively, are to be increasingly formed in My image. As all come to My Heart for the building up of the Church, let them do so united to the Heart of Mary.

    "My Church is experiencing critical and very difficult times. There are many divisions. There are many false teachings, including some put forth by certain theologians. These false teachings occur because those responsible are not in proper union with My vicar, the Pope, and the Church Magisterium. I want all My children to pray daily for the cure of the many and serious ills of the Church. With increased prayer and sacrifices for the health of the Church, that day will soon come when the Church will be purified and revitalized. When that day comes, the Church will be a light to all nations as never before. When that day comes, the renewed Church will be characterized by the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. Thus the message of Fatima will have reached fulfillment.

    "I am Lord and Master. I request that all My people listen to My words and respond to them. I love My people with a tremendous love, and in this great love I give them this message!"

    Reflection: In speaking of the Church, St. Paul tells us:

    "Just as a human body, though it is made up of many parts, is a single unit because all these parts, though many, make one body, so it is with Christ. In the one Spirit we were all baptized, Jews as well as Greeks, slaves as well as citizens, and one Spirit was given to us all to drink....

    "Now you together are Christ's body; but each of you is a different part of It. In the Church, God has given the first place to apostles, the second to prophets, the third to teachers; after them, miracles, and after them the gift of healing; helpers, good leaders, those with many languages. Are all of them apostles, or all of them prophets, or all of them teachers? Do they all have the gift of miracles, or all have the gift of healing? Do all speak strange languages, and all interpret them?" (1 Corinthians 12:12-30).

    In His message above, Jesus reminds all of us that we have a responsibility to help in the building up of the Church. St. Paul reminds us that we each have our own role. He names many of these roles and there are many who share in them. For example, there are many teachers of various kinds in the Church. But each teaches according to his or her personal uniqueness. Consequently, we can truly say that each one has a mission, has a role, in the life of the Church which no one else can fulfill. To the extent each of us gives his or her life to Christ, we continue His work upon earth through the visible, tangible humanity each of us possess. To the extent each of us fails to surrender to Jesus, to that extent we refuse Him the opportunity to live through our personal uniqueness. What an awesome privilege has been given to each of us! And what an awesome responsibility!

     


     

    Your Protection Against Satan

    Jesus: "My beloved priest-companion, tell My people to take special means in these present times to guard against the snares of Satan and his followers. He is more active now than at any stage of human history.

    "He is leading many of My people away from the path of the Gospel. Never before has sin blemished the face of the earth as it does today. Satan and his forces are leading many along the path to perdition. Many souls are being lost each day. Satan is helping to create divisions everywhere within My Church, among nations, within nations, within families, within individuals themselves. He does this by leading many to refuse to love God and neighbor. In place of love, he is sowing the seeds of hatred. Divisiveness is caused by a lack of love. The less love, the more divisiveness, the greater lack of unity.

    "As a remedy against the snares of Satan, I call all to the refuge of My Heart and My Mother's Heart. The more you dwell in Our Hearts, the less influence Satan has over you. In Our Hearts, you are more and more clothed with the power to love God and neighbor. The more you love, the safer you are from the snares of Satan. The more you love, the more you help bring about the great era of a renewed Church and a renewed world. This era will be characterized by the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. In this new era of splendor, love will reign in the hearts of My people as never before!

    "I am Lord and Master! Please listen to My words and carry out My requests. I love My people with a tremendous love and in this love I give them this message!"

    Reflection: In The First Letter of Peter we read: "Be calm but vigilant, because your enemy the devil is prowling round like a roaring lion, looking for someone to eat. Stand up to him, strong in faith and in the knowledge that your brothers all over the world are suffering the same things" (1 Peter 5:8-9).

    In the above message, Jesus tells us that the efforts of Satan and his followers are greater now than ever before. If this is the time of great satanic influences, it is also the time of great grace. As we head for the great new era of peace for the Church and the world, foretold by Our Lady of Fatima, the merciful love of God is being showered upon us in great abundance. In His great love for us, the Father is offering to us the Hearts of Jesus and Mary as the safest refuge against the snares of Satan. Their Hearts, bulwark against the attacks of Satan, are the source of the great graces God is offering in these critical times. Within the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, the Holy Spirit deepens the image of Christ within us, strengthening us increasingly for the great battle being waged between the forces of Satan and the followers of Jesus.

     


     

    "What I say to you in the dark, tell in the day-
    light; what you hear in whispers, proclaim
    from the housetops."
    (Matthew 10:27)

    The Two Ways

    Jesus: "My beloved friend, remind My people of the seriousness of life. Two paths stretch before them. One way is My way, the way which leads to eternal happiness in Heaven. The other way is the way of Satan, the path which leads to everlasting punishment in Hell.

    "I have laid down My life for each of My people so that they could possess eternal life. I paid a great price to do this! But I did so gladly because of My great love for My Father and all My people. As I was suffering the excrutiating pain of My brutal passion and death, My Sacred Heart beat with overwhelming love for each of you! I knew each of you by name. How I long for each of you to love Me in return, and to follow Me on the path to eternal life! Do not waste the graces which cost Me such a great price. Resolve each day to grow in knowledge and love of Me. Resolve each day to make use of the precious opportunities to love God and neighbor. Resolve each day to become saints! Oh! how much the Church and the world need saints in these the most critical of times!

    "Be in communion with those in Heaven and Purgatory. They have successfully completed their earthly journey. They followed My way, and now eternal life in Heaven is theirs, or will be. Pray that those in Purgatory may soon join the blessed in Heaven. Pray to the blessed in Heaven and the souls in Purgatory that they in turn, may help you in all your needs.

    "I am Lord and Master. Listen to My words! United to My Mother's Heart, come to My Heart each day for the light and strength to follow the path of life I hold before you—the path which leads to eternal bliss.

    "I love My people with an overwhelming love, and in this great love, I give them this message!"

    Reflection: Here are some Scripture passages which speak to our subject at hand!

    "... you will reveal the path of life to me, give me unbounded joy in your presence, and at your right hand everlasting pleasures" (Psalms 16:11).

    "Yahweh, make your ways known to me, teach me your paths. Set me in the way of your truth, and teach me, for you are the God who saves me" (Psalms 25:4-5).

    "Let the wicked man abandon his way, the evil man his thoughts. Let Him turn back to Yahweh who will take pity on him, to our God who is rich in forgiving" (Isaiah 55:7).

    "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one can come to the Father except through me" (John 14:6).

     


     

    The Indwelling of the Trinity

    Jesus: "My beloved priest-companion, I have given you a great desire to pray to the Divine Persons many times during the day. This can be done in a way which does not interfere with your daily duties. Rather, you have learned that this prayerful contact with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit enhances your ability to work for God and neighbor. Remind My people that when one is in the state of grace, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit dwell within that person in a most special way. We are within those in the state of grace to receive their acts of faith, hope, and love.

    "So many of My people are not aware of the precious treasure which dwells within them! Tell My people to pray for a growing awareness of this marvelous truth! Through the graces which flow from the great love of My pierced Heart, My people are called to develop the greatest intimacy with the Divine Persons. Please, do not waste these graces! I am Lord and Master, and in My great love, I ask that all comply with My request!"

    Reflection: In the Gospel of John, Jesus tells us:

    "If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him and make our home with him" (John 14:23).

    Jesus does not explicitly mention the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in this particular passage. However, we know that, where the Father and Son reside, so also does the Spirit.

    In the above message from Jesus, He speaks to us about this truth of the Indwelling of the Blessed Trinity in the souls of the just. What a tremendous gift! How much do we appreciate this gift? Do we take the means to develop our relationship with the Divine Persons Who dwell within? Many would go all out for the opportunity to receive one of the world's dignitaries into their homes. When we are in the state of grace, the Divine Persons grace us with Their presence. What a tremendous dignity is bestowed upon us! Sadly, many seem to be more enthused about being in the presence of this world's dignitaries than they are regarding the presence of the Triune God!

      


     

    The Power to Love

    Jesus: "My beloved friend, tell My people how much I long to draw all of them to My Mother's Heart and to My Heart! I do this to the extent they allow Me to do so. The more My people come to Our Hearts, the more I empower them to love God and neighbor.

    "I desire that all within the human family be united through deep bonds of love. Many refuse to enter into this union of love with their neighbor. That is why there is so much hatred and division in today's world between nations, within nations, within families, between individuals.

    "There are, however, many of My people who, because of their growing union with Me, are increasing their capacity to love each other. There is being developed a strong core who are helping to spread love around the world. As these people dwell in Mary's Heart and My Heart, they are helping to bring about the great new era of the renewed Church and world. When the purification of Church and world is completed, this great era of peace and love, predicted by My Mother at Fatima, will be characterized by the triumph of her Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart, and love will pervade the earth as never before.

    "I am Lord and Master. Listen to these words I am giving to you. Live these words! As you dwell in Mary's Heart and My Heart, love one another with the deepest love! I love My people with a tremendous love, and in this love I give them this message."

    Reflection: In Christ, God calls us to the most profound union with the Persons of the Trinity and with each other. In The First Letter of John we see the enormity of this calling:

    "We can be sure that we know God only by keeping his commandments. Anyone who says, 'I know him,' and does not keep his commandments, is a liar, refusing to admit the truth. But when anyone does obey what he has said, God's love comes to perfection in him. We can be sure that we are in God only when the one who claims to be living in him is living the same kind of life as Christ lived....

    "Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the dark. But anyone who loves his brother is living in the light and need not be afraid of stumbling; unlike the man who hates his brother and is in the darkness, not knowing where he is going, because it is too dark to see" (1 John 2:3-11).

     


      

    Scripture Nourishes You

    Jesus: "My beloved priest-companion, tell My people that I wish them to read Scripture every day. They should read a passage from the Gospel each day and should read from other sections of the New Testament as time permits. They should also read from the Old Testament as time allows.

    "The writings of Scripture guide you according to the way My Father wants you to live. Since I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, all Scripture centers around Me. Scripture converges on the teaching contained in My life, death, and resurrection."

    "Many of My people say they do not have the time to read from the Bible each day. Do they have time to read newspapers and magazines and to watch TV? Yes! And much of what they read and watch is harmful to their souls! People have time for what they think is important. If a person says he does not have time to read from the Bible daily, what is he actually saying?

    "Come to My Heart each day and ask Me to give you a deeper appreciation of the Bible. Ask Me to give you a deeper love of Scripture. The more you prayerfully read the Bible, the more closely you are united to Me.

    "I am Lord and Master. I desire that all heed My requests. I love My people with an overwhelming love, and in this great love I give them this message!"

    Reflection: In giving us the writings of Scripture, God has given us a great, great gift. What is our attitude toward this great gift? If we rarely take up the Bible and read from it, we have our answer!

    Let's resolve here and now to respond to Jesus' request by reading from the Bible on a daily basis.

      


     

    Mother of Our Christian Virtues

    Mary: "My beloved priest-son, I wish all my children to come to my Immaculate Heart each day. I cooperate with the Holy Spirit in helping all my little ones to grow in the life of the Christian virtues. As my children dwell within my maternal Heart, the Holy Spirit leads them along the path of the virtues. Faith, hope, love, prudence, justice, fortitude, temperance, humility, chastity, and the other virtues take deeper root in the hearts of my children. Above all, the queen of the virtues, love, increasingly rules the lives of my little ones.

    "I am ever at the side of my children to help them grow in the life of the virtues. As I do so, I place them more deeply within the Heart of Jesus, the source of growth in all the virtues. The Holy Spirit, then, desires that my children dwell both within my Heart and Jesus' Heart. Within Our Hearts He clothes you with growth in the life of the virtues. The more you dwell in my Heart, the more ready you are for my placing you deeply within the Heart of Jesus where the Holy Spirit clothes you more and more with the splendor of all the virtues. Thus you grow in the likeness of Christ, and Jesus unites you more closely to the Father."

    Reflection: Since Mary is our spiritual Mother, she has a special God-given role in helping us grow in the life of the Christian virtues. As she tenderly and lovingly leads us in the life of the virtues, she is our great model in how to follow Christ. She lived the Christian virtues perfectly. She is so eager to help us increasingly put on Christ through a more dynamic living of the Christian virtues, especially the virtue of love.

     


     

    Work to Make Your World Better

    Jesus: "My beloved companion, remind My people of their responsibility toward the world. They have a duty to try to make this a better world for all to live in.

    "Today there is much which is wrong with the world. Sin covers the face of the earth. Sins of all kinds blemish the goodness of My Father's creation.

    "However, My Mother and I are increasingly gathering our forces for the battle against Satan and his followers. We are more and more forming Our followers to wage the battle to win back that part of the world dominated by Satan's influence. We are forming our followers in the ways of love. We are forming Our followers with the grace which flows from the bosom of My Father, through My Heart, given in the Holy Spirit, and distributed through the intercession of the maternal and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

    "We are forming Our followers to give themselves in the greatest love for God and neighbor. We are bringing them ever more closely to Our Hearts so that they may draw from the flames of love of My Heart and Mary's Heart! The more My followers dwell in Mary's Heart and My Heart, the more they are enlightened and strengthened to give themselves for the salvation of the world.

    "I am Lord and Master. I ask all to follow Me and My Mother to help us bring forth the great age of love and peace for the world. This age will emerge after the phase of purification has been completed. This age will be characterized by the triumph of Mary's immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. In this great new age, soon to come, My people will love and praise My Father, with Mary and through Me and in the Holy Spirit, as never before!

    "I love My people with a tremendous, burning love, and in this love I give them this message!"

    Reflection: The world belongs to Christ. St. Paul tells us about this:

    As he is the Beginning, he was first to be born from the dead, so that he should be first in every way, because God wanted all perfection to be found in him, and all things to be reconciled through him and for him, everything in heaven and everything on earth, when he made peace by his death on the cross (Colossians 1:18-20).

    Since the world belongs to Christ, we, who are His followers, must have a great love for the world as created and redeemed by God. We must labor through our participation in the Mass and through all our other prayers and good works to more and more help the Christic image of the world to shine forth in ever greater splendor. This is our duty and our privilege. Out of love for God and neighbor, let's resolve to get on with the task!

     


     

    Follow the Way I Have Given You

    Jesus: "My beloved priest-companion, I have given you this book of messages for the spiritual instruction of My people. I have put before My people the path I wish them to follow. The messages I and My Mother have given all converge upon devotion to Our Hearts, and, in particular, upon consecration to Our Hearts. Ideally, devotion to Our Hearts culminates in the act of consecration to My Heart and My Mother's Heart. Living out this consecration day by day leads to the highest sanctity.

    "My people who make and live out the consecration to Our Hearts are helping to bring about the great new era of peace which the Church and the world will experience after the period of purification has been completed. This period of splendorous peace will be characterized by the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart!"

    Reflection: Jesus and Mary, in Their great love for us, have put before us this book of messages for our spiritual instruction. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary ask for our response of love. They ask us to live the messages. They ask us to incorporate all the messages into the living out of our consecration to Their Hearts. Who would want to refuse Their invitation?

         


       

    Act of Consecration to the Hearts
    of Jesus and Mary

    Lord Jesus, I consecrate myself to Your most Sacred Heart. You reveal Your Heart as symbol of Your love in all its aspects, including Your most special love for me as this unique individual. Help me to always love You in return. Help me to give myself entirely to You. Help me always to pour out my life in love of God and neighbor. Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in You!

    Dear Blessed Virgin Mary, I consecrate myself to your maternal and Immaculate Heart, this Heart which is symbol of your life of love. You are the Mother of my Savior. You are also my Mother. You love me with a most special love as this unique child of yours. In a return of love, I give myself entirely to your motherly love and protection. You followed Jesus perfectly. You are His first and perfect disciple. Teach me to imitate you in the putting on of Christ. Be my motherly intercessor so that, through your Immaculate Heart, I may be guided to an ever closer union with the pierced Heart of Jesus, this Jesus Who leads me ever closer to the Father in the Holy Spirit.

        

    Shepherds of Christ

    Jesus has asked that chapters be formed to pray for the needs of priests around the world. The chapters are to pray in a special way for the spiritual success of the priestly newsletter, as well as to aid in the financial support of this publication. The chapters and members are to be called Shepherds of Christ Associates.

    Our Lord has stressed that Shepherds of Christ Associates become an international movement.

       

    Words for Members of
    Shepherds of Christ Associates

    Jesus: "My beloved priest-companion, I intend to use the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, and the movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates, in a powerful way for the renewal of My Church and the world.

    "I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart.

    "I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."

    -Message from Jesus to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., the Spiritual Director, as given on July 31, 1994, feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits).

    End of Tell My People

        

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    Shepherds of Christ Associates

    SPIRITUALITY HANDBOOK

                        Contents

      


         

    Imprimi Postest:

    Rev. Bradley M. Schaeffer, S.J.
    Provincial
    Chicago Province, The Society of Jesus
     

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    Words of Jesus to Members of Shepherds of Christ Associates:

    "My beloved priest-companion, I intend to use the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, and the movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates, in a powerful way for the renewal of My Church and the world.

    "I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart.

    "I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."

    - Message from Jesus to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Founder, as given on July 31, 1994, feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)

      


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    Introduction: How It All Began

    During the summer of 1993, Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Professor of Theology at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, began to receive mystical locutions (messages) from Jesus and Mary on a regular basis.

    In a message given on May 31, 1994, Jesus asked Father Carter to begin the publication of a spirituality newsletter for priests. To be sent to more than 60,000 priests in the U.S.A., and also to priests in other countries, the newsletter is published by Shepherds of Christ Publications, an arm of Shepherds of Christ Ministries, and will be distributed bi-monthly. The title of the newsletter is Shepherds of Christ.

    Jesus has asked that chapters be formed to pray for the needs of priests around the world. The chapters are to pray in a special way for the spiritual success of the priestly newsletter, as well as to aid in the financial support of this publication. The chapters and members are to be called Shepherds of Christ Associates.

    Our Lord has stressed that Shepherds of Christ Associates become an international movement.

       


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    Chapter Guidelines for Shepherds of Christ Associates

    1. A primary purpose of the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates is to pray for all priests throughout the world in all their needs. A coequal purpose is to provide a spiritual way of life for members of the chapters. The chapters are to pray in a special way for the spiritual success of the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ. Prayer for the acquisition of monetary funds to publish the letter is also in order. The chapters are to meet on a regular basis, with the members of each chapter to determine the exact frequency of meetings. All chapters are encouraged to meet on a weekly basis. If for various other reasons certain chapters cannot meet weekly, they should meet at least once a month.
        

    2. All persons--lay persons, diocesan clergy, and priests, brothers, and sisters in religious life--are invited to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. Those who are already committed to a certain way of spiritual life may adapt the spirituality of Shepherds of Christ Associates to their own particular spirituality.
        

    3. In addition to the purpose of the chapters as put forth above, the members of each chapter are encouraged to help raise money to defray some of the newsletter publication costs and some of the financial needs of the Shepherds of Christ Associates movement. One way for chapters to financially aid the newsletter is to pledge to pay for a certain number of newsletters each year. Our Lord has asked that the newsletter be sent to the priests free of charge, although donations may be requested in the newsletter itself.
       

    4. A further purpose of the chapters is to undertake those activities which Jesus, through the Spiritual Director, further reveals to be His will.
       

    5. The formation of as many chapters as is reasonably possible is to be encouraged. Multiple chapters may exist in the same city or area. Each chapter is to have its own local coordinator, and each country its own national coordinator.
       

    6. A periodic newsletter for associates will be published to help establish the desired bond or union between all chapters and all members.
       

    7. Members of Shepherds of Christ Associates pledge their loyal support to the Holy Father, the Pope, and to the teaching authority of the Church.
       

    8. Shepherds of Christ Associates exists under Church law as provided in canons 298 and 299.
       

    9. The existence and activity of all chapters is to be placed under the special protection and guidance of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Chapters exist so that they may, according to the mission of Shepherds of Christ Associates, help to establish the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. All chapter members are strongly encouraged to consecrate themselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

     


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    A Way of Spiritual Life

    The way of spiritual life proposed to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates is centered in consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. All aspects of the spiritual life discussed below should be viewed as means to help members develop their lives in consecration to Christ, the Sacred Heart, and to Mary, the Immaculate Heart.

    An Overview of the Spiritual Life

    The Christian life is rooted in the great event of the Incarnation. We must consequently always focus our gaze upon Christ, realizing that everything the Father wishes to tell us has been summed up in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. It only remains for us, then, to strive to understand with greater insight the inexhaustible truth of the Word Incarnate: "In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days He has spoken to us by a Son, Whom He appointed the heir of all things, through Whom also He created the world." (Heb. 1: 1-2) (1)

    What was the condition of the human race at the time of Christ's coming? In some ways, people were much the same as we are today. There were those just being born into this world of human drama. There were those who, in death, were leaving it, some of whom had grasped but little of life's meaning. There were those who were healthy and vigorous. There were those who were sick and lame. Some especially felt the burdens, the grief, the suffering of the human condition. Others were ebullient and desired all the pleasures life could provide. There was some good being accomplished. Immorality, however, was rampant. What St. Paul tells us concerning the time that immediately followed Christ's existence certainly could also be applied to the time of His entrance into the world. It is, in short, an ugly picture that St. Paul depicts for us (Rom. 1: 22-32).

    Into such a depraved condition Jesus entered, with a full and generous Heart, to lead the human race from the depths of sinfulness to the vibrant richness of a new life in Himself. Through His enfleshment, this Christ became the focal point of all history. The authentic hopes and dreams of the human family, now so overshadowed by the ugliness of sin, came converging upon this Christ. He would gather them up in Himself, give them a new luster and brilliance and dynamism, and would lead the human family back to the Father in the Holy Spirit.

    Christ was radically to release us from the dominion of sin and elevate us to a new level of existence. This life Christ has given us is not a type of superstructure which is erected atop human existence. Although nature and grace are distinct, they do not lie side by side as separate entities. Rather, grace permeates nature. The Christian is one graced person. The Christian is one who has been raised up, caught up, into a deeper form of life in Christ Jesus. Nothing that is authentically human in the life of the Christian has been excluded from this new existence. Whatever is really human in the life of the Christian is meant to be an expression of the Christ-life. The simple but deep joys of family life, the wonderment at nature's beauty, the warm embrace of a mother for her child, the agony of crucial decision making, the success or frustration that is experienced in one's work, the joy of being well received by others, and the heartache of being misunderstood--all these experiences are intended to be caught up in Christ and made more deeply human because of Him.

    Jesus has come, then, not to destroy anything that is authentically human, but to perfect it by leading it to a graced fulfillment. This is the meaning of the Word's becoming flesh, the meaning of the Incarnation. The more God-like we become through Christ, the more human we become.

    We, through our incorporation into Christ which occurs at Baptism, are meant to relive the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. In doing so, we are not only accomplishing our own salvation, but we are assisting in the salvation of others also. The Incarnation continues all the time. Christ, of course, is the one Who fundamentally continues the Incarnation. But He enlists our help. The world no longer sees Jesus, no longer is able to reach out and touch Him. We are the ones who now, in some way, make Christ visible and tangible. In union with the invisible, glorified Christ, and depending on Him as our source of life, we continue the Incarnation in its visible and temporal dimensions. This is our great privilege. This is our great responsibility.

    The Christian is initiated into the mystery of Christ, into his or her role in prolonging the Incarnation, through Baptism. In the words of St. Paul: "Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We were buried therefore with Him by Baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life." (Rom. 6: 3-4).

    It is not sufficient, however, that we be incorporated into Christ through Baptism. All forms of life require nourishment. So, too, our life in Christ must be continually nourished. How can we continually keep in contact with Christ? There are various ways. We contact Christ in a most special way through the liturgy, above all in the Eucharistic liturgy. Here the entire course of salvation history, as centered in Jesus, is sacramentally renewed and continued. Through our most special and most personal meeting with Jesus in the Mass, we are more deeply incorporated into Christ. Also, we should remember that all the sacraments make up part of the Church's liturgy.

    The reading of Scripture provides another special opportunity for meeting Jesus. This is true for both Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament prefigures the New Testament and leads to it. It is obvious, however, that we meet Christ especially in the pages of the New Testament. How true it is to say that not to be familiar with Scripture is not to know Jesus properly. We should resolve to read from Scripture daily.

    We also meet Jesus in our interaction with others. Everyone we meet, everyone we serve, is in the image of Jesus. We have to take the means to grow in this awareness. If I truly believe that everyone has been redeemed by the blood of Jesus, how should I treat everyone?

    These, then, are some of the ways we keep in contact with Jesus. Common to the various ways of meeting Jesus is a certain degree of prayerful reflection. Our contact with Jesus in the liturgy, in Scripture, and in our interaction with others, and so forth, will not be all that it should be unless we are persons of prayer. The light and strength of prayer enables us to keep in contact with Jesus as we should.

    We live out our Christ-life in an atmosphere of love. Indeed, the life Jesus has given us is centered in love. It has its origins in the mysterious love of God: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life" (Jn 3: 16).

    Our new life in Jesus has arisen out of God's fathomless love. Christ, in His descent into human flesh, has established a milieu of love. The life He came to give can flourish only in the framework of love. Indeed, we can summarize the meaning of the Christian life by stating that it is our loving response to God's love. The pierced Heart of Jesus, this Heart which shed its last drop of blood in the greatest love for each one of us, is the symbol of God's tremendous love for us. Christ's Heart also calls us to respond by giving ourselves in love to God and neighbor. Yes, Jesus invites us to respond to God's love by giving ourselves in love to Him in an ever closer union. The more closely we are united to Him, the greater is our capacity to love God and neighbor. The more closely we are united with Jesus, the more closely He unites us to the Father in the Holy Spirit, with Mary our Mother at our side.

    Consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary

    We have already spoken of how we are incorporated into Christ at Baptism. Now we shall speak of the life which comes to us in Baptism in terms of consecration:

    "To consecrate means to make sacred, to make holy. Only God can make a being holy. So to speak of our consecration is to speak of God's activity in making us holy, His activity of giving us a share in His own holiness. At Baptism we receive a share in God's life, a share in His holiness. Christ is the Mediator of this grace life. We are baptized into Christ, into His death and resurrection. In Baptism we become holy by sharing in the holiness of Christ. We become consecrated, sealed with the divine holiness. We belong to the Father, through Christ, in the Holy Spirit.

    "On our part, we must respond to God's consecration of us. We must live out the consecration of Baptism. We must realize what God has done for us in Christ and live according to this awareness. We need to live the life of holiness and grow in it. In other words, we must develop the life of grace, the Christ-life.

    "What God has done for us in Christ involves Mary. God has given us a Christ-life, our life of grace, and Mary is the Mother of this Christ-life. Consequently, living out our life of consecration to God--living out the Christ-life--includes allowing Mary to increasingly be the Mother of our Christ-life.

    "Consecration to Mary, therefore, is an aspect of our consecration to Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is entrusting ourselves entirely to her maternal love so that she can bring us ever closer to Jesus, so that we can increasingly live out our consecration to God in Christ.

    "At Fatima, Our Lady asked that we consecrate ourselves to her Immaculate Heart. Mary shows us her heart as a symbol of her love for God and us. She asks us to make a return of love to her, to consecrate ourselves to her, to give ourselves to her completely. She wants us to entrust ourselves to her completely so that she may help us love God and neighbor.

    "As stated above, consecration to Mary is an aspect of our consecration to God in Christ and she has asked for consecration to her Heart so that she may assist us. Christ, in turn, invites us to live out this consecration to Him through consecration to His Sacred Heart. We see the divine symmetry: consecration to the Immaculate Heart helps us to live out consecration to Christ Who reveals His Heart as symbol of His life of love in all its aspects, including His tremendous love for each of us individually. His Heart also asks for our love in return, a return which ideally is summed up in consecration to Jesus' Heart. Through this consecration we give ourselves completely to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart. In this consecration to Jesus, we promise to strive to live according to His Father's will in all things." (2)  

    Our Personal Relationship with Jesus

    He hung upon a cross on a hill called Calvary. Death was near. How much Jesus had already suffered! He had been brutally scourged. Much of His sacred body was a bloody, open wound. He had been derisively crowned with thorns. In a terribly weakened condition, He carried the heavy cross to the hill of Golgotha. There He was stripped of His garments and mercilessly nailed to the cross. Try to imagine the excruciating pain Jesus suffered as the nails penetrated His sacred hands and feet! After all this brutal and agonizing suffering--of body and spirit--Jesus finally died.

    And He did it all for you! Yes, you can truly say that Jesus did it all for you. I can say that Jesus did it all for me. He suffered and died for the whole human race, but He did it in a way which makes it true to say He also did it for each individual. When He was undergoing all the brutal and horrible suffering, He knew you and He knew me by name. He was loving each of us with the most tender, and tremendous, and unique love! He gave the last drop of His precious blood for you individually and for me individually!

    What should be our return to this magnificent Heart of Jesus which gave until there was no more to give? No less than our entire selves. No less than a total consecration to this tremendous Lover, to this magnificent and tender Heart! No less than a day-by-day resolve to strive to live our consecration with the deepest faith, hope, and love. No less than the deepest desire to develop the most intimate, personal relationship with Jesus. The total and the most tender love of Jesus' magnificent Heart for you and for me deserves nothing less!

    Mary Our Mother

    As Jesus hung upon the cross in His excruciating suffering, He gave Mary to us as our spiritual Mother:

    "…standing by the cross of Jesus were His Mother, and His Mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw His Mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing near, He said to His Mother, 'Woman, behold, your son!' Then He said to the disciple, 'Behold, your Mother!'" (Jn 19: 25-26).

    Yes, John, the disciple, represented all of us. Jesus, in giving Mary to John as His Mother, was giving her to all of us as our spiritual Mother. We can never thank Jesus sufficiently for this great gift. Mary is your Mother and she is my Mother. Pope John Paul II tells us how Mary is Mother to each of us according to each one's uniqueness:

    "Of the essence of motherhood is the fact that it concerns the person. Motherhood always establishes a unique and unrepeatable relationship between two people: between mother and child and between child and mother. Even when the same woman is the mother of many children, her personal relationship with each one of them is of the very essence of motherhood…

    "It can be said that motherhood 'in the order of grace' preserves the analogy with what 'in the order of nature' characterizes the union between mother and child." (3)

    Let us always thank Mary that she is the Mother of each of us according to each one's uniqueness. I can truly say that Mary is my Mother in an unrepeatable way, and you can truly say that she is your Mother in an unrepeatable way. Realizing what a great and unique love Mary has for each of us, what reason could we ever have for not always going to her? What reason could we ever have for not asking her to take us as her beloved children and to hold us close to her maternal and Immaculate Heart where we always experience the love, the warmth, the tenderness of this magnificent Mother?

    The Mass and the Sacraments

    The best way to return love to Jesus is through participation in the Mass. Indeed, the Mass is the chief source for growth in our life of consecration. Everything in the life of the Church, including the sacraments--centers around the Eucharistic Sacrifice.

    All the faithful are privileged to be able to enter into the offering of the Mass:

    "The sacrifice of the Mass, as we well know, makes truly present the sacrifice of Calvary. At His sacrifice on Calvary, Christ was Priest and Victim. We obviously did not offer together with Him. At the Mass, however, Christ, although He is the chief Priest and Victim, does not act alone. Through God's gracious design, at Mass all the members of the Church are priests and victims together with Christ. To be sure, there is a very significant difference between the priesthood of bishops and priests and the priesthood of the faithful. The point we wish to stress, however, is that the universal priesthood, given in Baptism to all the faithful, is a real participation in Christ's priesthood.

    "Vatican II has stressed this concept of the priesthood of all the Church's members. Speaking of the Mass, the Council says: 'The Church, therefore, earnestly desires that Christ's faithful, when present at this mystery of faith, should not be there as strangers or silent spectators. On the contrary, through a proper appreciation of the rites and prayers, they should participate knowingly, devoutly, and actively. They should be instructed by God's word and be refreshed at the table of the Lord's body; they should give thanks to God; by offering the Immaculate Victim, not only through the hands of the priest, but also with him, they should learn to offer themselves too. Through Christ the Mediator, they should be drawn, day-by-day, into ever closer union with God and with each other, so that finally God may be all in all.'

    "During all our Christ-like activities, we are living the Mass. Working, recreating, laughing, weeping, enjoying success but also experiencing failure, enjoying the beauties of nature--through all such activities, we are living the Mass. We are continually offering ourselves in loving conformity to the Father's will. From time to time during the day, we should make a conscious act of uniting ourselves and our activities with the sacrifice of Calvary as it is made present throughout the world through the Mass.

    "A very precious time during the Mass is, of course, our reception of Jesus in Holy Communion. We should make the most of these special moments. Let's properly thank Jesus for coming to us with His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. Let's thank Jesus for the tremendous suffering He experienced in order to be able to give us the Eucharist. As Jesus dwells within us in this precious way at Communion time, the very Heart of Christ--this Heart which is symbol of His great love--dwells within. This Heart cries out for our love in return.

    "One of the great means God has given us to help prepare ourselves for better participation in the Mass is the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Our Lady of Medjugorje asks us to go to Confession at least once a month.

    "Indeed, we should use all available means to prepare ourselves for a more fruitful participation in the Eucharistic Sacrifice. It is a great privilege to be able to be present at, and to participate in, the Mass. We should show Jesus our appreciation for such a great gift by preparing ourselves as best we can, and in this way we will gain the greatest possible benefit from the Mass, both for ourselves and for others.

    "Included in our devotion to the Eucharist should be our desire to make Eucharistic reparation. One way to do this is to say often the following Fatima prayer: 'Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and (the intercession of) the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of sinners.'" (4)

    Besides saying the above prayer, there are other acts of Eucharistic reparation we can make. One of these is to be sure we make adequate thanksgiving after Mass. One of the intentions we should have at this time is to help make reparation for the lack of proper thanksgiving on the part of many. Pope Pius XII speaks about the duty of spending the proper time in thanksgiving:

    "When at Mass, which is subject to special rules of the liturgy, is over, the person who has received Holy Communion is not thereby freed from his duty of thanksgiving; rather, it is most becoming that, when the Mass is finished, the person who has received the Eucharist should recollect himself and, in intimate union with the Divine Master, hold loving and fruitful converse with Him. Hence they have departed from the straight way of truth who, adhering to the letter rather than the sense, assert and teach that, when Mass has ended, no such thanksgiving should be added, not only because the Mass is itself a thanksgiving, but also because this pertains to a private and personal act of piety and not to the good of the community." (5)

    Life in the Holy Spirit

    The Holy Spirit is given to us to transform us in the likeness of Christ. This is an ongoing process. Here is a message of Jesus which speaks to the issue:

    "My beloved friend, tell My people to pray daily to the Holy Spirit. They are to pray for an increase in His gifts. My people must realize that the Holy Spirit comes to transform them. The Spirit desires to transform you more and more according to My image. Those who are docile to His touch become increasingly shaped in my likeness. He performs this marvel within My Mother's Heart. The more one dwells in My Mother's Heart, the more active are the workings of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit leads Mary to place you within My Heart. In both of Our Hearts, then, your transformation continues. The more you are formed after My own Heart, the more I lead you to the bosom of My Father. Tell My people all this. Tell them to pray daily for a greater appreciation of these wondrous gifts. I am Lord and Master! All who come to My Heart will be on fire to receive the gifts of the Spirit in ever greater measure! I love and bless My people!" (Message of Jesus given to Father Carter).(6)

    Life Within the Church

    God calls us to live Christian existence, the spiritual life, within the Church--the Church which Christ has established. This Church is a many splendored reality. It has many different names, images and dimensions that variously attest to and manifest this multifaceted richness. All of them, however, speak of the one, same reality. Here is a message of Jesus which speaks of His Church:

    "My beloved priest-companion, remind My people that the Church was born from My Heart, pierced with the soldier's lance on Calvary. From My pierced Heart the Church and her sacraments were born. Two of these sacraments, the Eucharist and Baptism, were symbolized by the blood and water which flowed from My pierced side.

    "As the Church was born from My pierced Heart, so does the Church's life grow from the graces I continually give to her from My pierced Heart, this Heart which is now glorified.

    "I call all the members of My Church to help build up My Body, the Church, by coming to My pierced Heart. United to My Heart and dwelling within It, I will give to each the light and strength to carry out My Father's will in the building up of My Church.

    "Mary is Mother and Model of the Church. As Mother of the Church, she intercedes for all the graces the members need to contribute to the building up of My Church. As Model of the Church, as perfect imitator of Me, she shows the children of the Church how all, individually and collectively, are to be increasingly formed in My image. As all come to My Heart for the building up of My Church, let them do so united in the Heart of Mary.

    "My Church is experiencing critical and difficult times. There are many divisions within My Church. There are many false teachings, including some put forth by certain theologians. These false teachings occur because those responsible for such are not in proper union with My vicar, the Pope, and the Church's Magisterium. I want all My children to pray daily for the cure of the many and serious ills of the Church. With the increase of prayers and sacrifices for the health of the Church, that day will soon come when the Church will be purified and revitalized. When that day comes, the renewed Church will be characterized by the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. Thus the message of Fatima will have reached its completion.

    "I am Lord and Master. I request that all My people listen to My words and respond to them. I love My people with a tremendous love and, in this great love, I give them this message!"(Message from Jesus given to Father Carter). (7)

    The Spiritual Life and the Christian Virtues

    The life of sanctifying grace expresses itself through the various Christian virtues. Let us take a brief look at this life:

    "The Persons of the Blessed Trinity have communicated Themselves to us in lavish love. When a person is in the state of grace, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit dwell within that person in an extraordinary fashion.

    "Such is the intimacy of this Trinitarian communication that the Persons of the Trinity imprint Their image upon us. This image is our life of grace, our created participation in the life of the Trinity. We receive this life at Baptism, and our privilege and responsibility are to develop it as fully as possible during our earthly journey before experiencing its culmination in eternal life.

    "Because Christ in His humanity is Mediator of our life of grace, it possesses not only a Trinitarian dimension, but a Christic aspect as well. We can readily understand, then, why our grace-life is very appropriately also called the Christ-life.

    "Our Christ-life is centered in faith and love. Christian faith gives us an extraordinary capacity to know realities about God and the things of God. The virtue of Christian love allows us to accompany this faith-knowledge with an appropriate love-response. Christian hope is the chief support of faith and love. Finally, all the other Christian virtues are variously connected with these three main Christian capacities." (8)

    We hear much about faith and love, the two main Christian virtues. However, hope is also extremely important. One of the aspects of the virtue of hope is trust. Let's listen to a message of Jesus regarding trust:

    "My beloved priest-companion, tell my people to trust Me unreservedly. I am Lord and Master. I am God. So many fail to trust Me as they should. I love all My people much more than they love themselves! The great love I have for each person should encourage all to trust Me! The more you realize how much a friend loves you, the more you place your trust in that person. I am your perfect Friend. I love you much, much more than your best earthly friend! Tell My people to trust Me completely. Tell them to say often, 'Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in You.'" (Message of Jesus as given to Father Carter). (9)

    Prayer

    Here is a message from Mary on prayer. She tells us of the great importance of prayer regarding the spiritual life:

    "My beloved priest-son, many times I have taught you the great importance of prayer. I have obtained for you the grace so that you love to pray, not only during your set periods of prayer, but also during the day in a way which permits you to perform your daily duties. I have taught you to always be aware that all prayer should be made in union with the Mass. Indeed, the Eucharistic sacrifice is itself the greatest prayer. All other prayer should be consciously united with the Mass which is constantly being offered throughout the world. I have taught you the great importance of praying before the tabernacle. My Son is present there in the Eucharist--Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. Special graces are given to those who pray before the tabernacle.

    "There is much to pray for in these most critical times. The Church and the world exist in most difficult times. I desire that all my children pray daily for all the needs of the Church and the world. I ask for special prayer for the conversion of sinners.

    "I ask that my children pray the rosary each day. Very special graces are given to those who do so. During these days of great purification, I promise special protection to those who regularly pray the rosary. I also promise protection to their loved ones.

    "Whatever form of prayer my children use, it should always be made in union with my Immaculate Heart. The more my children are united to me, the more I lead them to make their prayer in the Heart of my Son, Jesus. He, in turn, places all prayers in the bosom of the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit.

    "My dear son, keep reminding all my little ones of the great importance of prayer for their own needs and the needs of all others. Keep telling them of the great necessity of prayer for growth in love of God and neighbor. I love all my children with the most tender love. I desire that all listen to my words and live them in their daily lives!" (Message of Mary as given to Father Carter). (10)

    The Cross Leads to Life

    Our incorporation into Christ at Baptism, and the gradual nurturing in that life, is centered in the pattern of death-resurrection. Indeed, the theme of death-resurrection is at the heart of salvation history. Let us briefly consider its place in the Old Testament, in the New Testament, and in our own lives, always remembering that any form of death--that is, any form of suffering--is meant to lead to greater life, greater peace, greater happiness.

    The theme of death-resurrection is at the heart of Old Testament history. The Jewish people, under the leadership of Moses, experienced death-resurrection as they were formed into the people of the covenant, God's people. In the great Exodus event, they escaped Egyptian slavery, went on to Mt. Sinai where the covenant was ratified, and then progressed to the Promised Land. As members of the Mosaic covenant, as God's people, the Jews experienced religious transition. They passed over to a higher level of religious existence, to a more intimate union with God.

    This religious transition contained death-resurrection. For the Jews to become people of the covenant, to remain so, and to grow in the life of the covenant, it was necessary that they undergo a mystical or spiritual death. In short, the Jewish people had to be willing to bear that which was difficult in covenant life. They had to be willing to die to that which was not according to God's will. This mystical death, however, had a very positive purpose. It was directed at life in the covenant and at growth in that life. This spiritual death, in other words, was aimed at resurrection.

    Christ perfectly fulfilled the Old Testament theme of death-resurrection. In doing so, He, too, was experiencing a religious transition. He was passing over--gradually at first, then definitively in His death--to a new kind of existence, to the life of His resurrection, which He achieved not only for Himself, but for the entire human race. To achieve this newness of life, Jesus was willing to pay the price. Jesus was willing to suffer, even unto death. That it had to be that way, that the only way Christ could have achieved resurrection was through suffering and death, was pointed out by Jesus Himself to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus: "O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into His Glory?" (Lk 24: 25-26).

    Christ has structured the Christian life by the way He lived, died, and rose from the dead. It is obvious, then, that the pattern of death-resurrection must be at the heart of the Church's life. Individually and collectively, we continually die with Christ so that we may continually rise with Him. Thus we pass over, in a process of continued religious transition, to a greater participation in Jesus' resurrection. It is true that our participation in Jesus' resurrection will reach its completion only in eternal life. Nevertheless, we begin the life of resurrection here on earth, in the here and now of human life, in the midst of joy and pain, in the experience of success and failure, in the sweat of our brow, in the enjoyment of all of God's gifts. As Christians, we should have a sense of growth concerning our here-and-now life of resurrection. Some seem to have a rather static view of the Christian life. They do not seem to have a vital and efficacious realization that the spiritual life, centered in death-resurrection, should become more conscious, more experiential, more dynamically relative to daily existence.

    We cannot maintain the life of resurrection--our newness of life in Christ--without a willingness to suffer, a willingness to follow Jesus in the carrying of the cross. This does not mean that we need to feel overwhelmed and heavily burdened by the suffering in our lives. The greater portion of suffering for most Christians seems to be an accumulation of ordinary hardships, difficulties, and pains. At times, however, deep suffering, even suffering of agonizing proportions, can enter one's life. Whether our sufferings are of either the ordinary variety or the extreme and rare type, we must convince ourselves that to properly relate to the cross is to grow in resurrection. And to grow in resurrection ourselves means that we have an increased capacity to help give resurrection to others.

    The pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary are the great symbols reminding us that to love God and neighbor requires a willingness to suffer. How much Jesus and Mary suffered for love of you and me! Our consecration to Their Hearts includes a willingness to carry the cross, not as an end in itself, but as a means to greater life. As we bear the cross in loving conformity to the Father's will, we grow in the Christ-life. With Mary at our side we come closer to Christ. Jesus, in turn, leads us closer to the Father in the Holy Spirit. And as we ourselves grow in the Christ-life, we become more apt instruments in helping to channel this life to others. Yes, the cross of Christ always points to life!

    Relationship with Others and the World-at-large

    The true Christian is imbued with a proper consciousness of others. That is to say, the true Christian is keenly aware that a great part of God's plan for us tells us that we must, according to His will, relate in various ways to our fellow human beings. Indeed, the Christian imperative tells us that we are to walk life's path, not in isolation, but hand in hand with our brothers and sisters of the human family.

    To relate to others according to God's will, we must be properly aware of who they really are. We must, in short, be able to go beneath surface appearances, which may or may not be appealing to us, and contact others in their core existence. When we are truly in touch with others at the core of their beings, we are aware of their awesome dignity. We are conscious that these persons are created and redeemed by God's love. We are conscious that our merciful and loving Jesus shed His last drop of blood for each of them, that His Heart was pierced on the cross because He loved each of them without measure! We are conscious that this magnificent, pierced Heart, now in Its glorified state, still beats with the most special love for each individual upon this earth. Realizing all this, and doing so consistently, gives us the basis and the motivation to try to relate to all--both those we directly contact and those billions we never physically meet--with the greatest love.

    In order to be in touch with the inner self of others, we must be aware of, or in touch with, our own true self. This awareness is a realization that our self is likewise made in the image of God, that we have been redeemed by Christ, and that we can only find true happiness through the constant effort to grow in love of God and neighbor. Here, then, we can see the profound interaction among the three awarenesses and loves--awareness and love of God, neighbor, and self. As Christians, consequently, we should have a maturing sense of how our existence is, in varied ways, profoundly linked with the existence of others. Again, this feeling of union with others is not limited to those we directly meet, but, in various ways, is directed to all members of the human family.

    The world in which we live is an amazing mixture of that which is good and beautiful and brilliant and that which is sinful and ugly and dreadful. We have the privilege and responsibility of shaping this contemporary world according to its Christological imprint. Jesus put this image of Himself upon the world order by the way He lived and died and rose. We have to help in directing our fellow humans and their values along the path which has been made by the footprints of Jesus of Nazareth--a task that is not always easy. There are so many forces in today's world that work against Christ, His message, and the order He came to establish! But are we going to allow the forces of evil to discourage us from doing all we possibly can to make this a better world according to the designs of Christ? Jesus paid a terrible price to redeem the world. His Heart, which was pierced on the cross for our redemption, cries out to us in His great love for us. He asks us to do our part in helping make the world better reflect His image. In response to the great love which the Heart of Jesus has for each of us, let us, in union with Mary our Mother, often ask ourselves, "What have I done for Christ, what am I now doing for Christ, what am I going to do for Christ?"

    Devotion to St. Joseph, Other Saints and the Angels

    St. Joseph is Patron of the Universal Church. His power of intercession is indeed great. Joseph, while on earth, enjoyed extraordinary closeness to Jesus and Mary. And His union with them in heaven is even greater. Let us each day pray to St. Joseph to obtain for us the grace to come ever closer to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

    We should also pray to the other saints in heaven, especially our favorite saints. The saints are members of the Church triumphant. We should also pray for the souls in purgatory and to them (they can help us). The souls in purgatory are members of the Church suffering. We, who are members of the Church militant here on earth, make up one Church with the saints in heaven and the souls in purgatory. We should be aware of the common bond which unites us in Christ.

    We should also pray to the angels for help, especially to the archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, and to our own guardian angels.

    Summary

    We have given a proposed way of spiritual life for members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. All aspects of this way of life center in the living out of the act of consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Making and living out this consecration is our return of love to Jesus and Mary and, through them, our return of love to the Father and the Holy Spirit. Indeed, our consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary is also consecration to the Father and the Holy Spirit. We should always remember that our consecration to the Sacred Heart and to the Immaculate Heart is the way according to which Jesus and Mary invite us to live out our baptismal consecration, the consecration which originally made us belong to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Let us always remember that we go to the Father through Christ, in the Holy Spirit, with Mary our Mother at our side.

    We strongly encourage members of Shepherds of Christ Associates to reread regularly all of the above in a prayerful manner. This will provide an ongoing aid to help members grow in their consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

    Notes:

    1. Scripture quotations are taken from The Revised Standard Version of the Bible, Catholic Edition, St. Ignatius Press, San Francisco.
    2. Edward Carter, S.J., Mother at Our Side, Faith Publishing, Milford, Ohio, 1993, pp. 15-17.
    3. Pope John Paul II, The Mother of the Redeemer (Redemptoris Mater), United States Catholic Conference, Washington, D.C., 1987, No. 38.
    4. Edward Carter, S.J., The Spirituality of Fatima and Medjugorje, Faith Publishing, Milford, Ohio, 1994, pp. 89-92. Vatican II quotations are from The Documents of Vatican II, America Press edition.
    5. Pope Pius XII, Mediator Dei, No. 123.
    6. From Tell My People, Shepherds of Christ Publications, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1994, p. 9.
    7. Ibid.
    8. Edward Carter, S.J., Prayer Perspectives, Alba House, Staten Island, New York, 1987, p. 12.
    9. Tell My People, op. cit.
    10. Ibid.

     

     

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    October 13, 1994

    The Birth of the Full Ministries
    of the Shepherds of Christ

        "I wish to share with you part of a message which Jesus gave us on October 13, 1994. The message tells us about the expansion of the Shepherds of Christ movement:

        'My beloved priest-companion, today I come to you with another mission. I am asking you to establish Shepherds of Christ Ministries. At My request you have already begun the priestly newsletter, "Shepherds of Christ", and the prayer chapters, Shepherds of Christ Associates...

        'I am giving you this message on this day, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, because of the close connection between the Shepherds of Christ movement and the Fatima message. The Fatima message is centered in devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart, especially in consecration to Our Hearts. Shepherds of Christ Ministries is also centered in devotion to Our Hearts. I will use Shepherds of Christ Ministries as a great instrument in helping to bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. When this occurs, My Church and the world will be experiencing the great era of peace promised by My Mother at Fatima.

        'Today, then, October 13, 1994, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, marks the birth of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I pour forth the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.'

        "Jesus has told us that Shepherds of Christ Ministries includes: the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, Shepherds of Christ Associates prayer chapters, various publications, including books, whatever else Our Lord directs us to undertake.

        "As members of Shepherds of Christ Associates, you are an extremely important part of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. You have given great joy to the Heart of Jesus by responding to His invitation to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. As He draws you closer to His Heart and to His Mother's Heart as Associates members, He will fill you with an ever-increasing experience of His love, peace, and joy."

    - From In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Newsletter of Shepherds of Christ Associates
    by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J., Volume 1, No. 1, 1995. p. 2.

     

    Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

    My dear fellow Associate Members,

    Jesus is calling special apostles to join a new division of the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Here is a message from Jesus given to Father Carter:

        My beloved priest-companion, I am requesting that a new prayer movement be started under the direction of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I am asking for volunteers who are willing to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for one hour, twice-weekly. Members of the Shepherds of Christ prayer chapters, as well as others, are to be invited to join this movement.

        These apostles are to pray for the intentions I am giving you. For part of the hour they are to use the prayers of the Shepherds of Christ Associates Handbook. They may spend the rest of the hour as they so choose.

        I will use this new prayer movement within My Shepherds of Christ Ministries in a powerful way to help in the renewal of My Church and the world. I will give great graces to those who join this movement. The name, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, is to be given to this movement.

        I am inviting My beloved Rita Ring to be coordinator for this activity.

        I pour out the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.

        This is indeed a special calling for us to unite in one heart with His Eucharistic Heart and pray for the following intentions:

        1. For the spread of the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
        2. For the Pope.
        3. For all bishops of the world.
        4. For all priests.
        5. For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
        6. For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.
        7. For all members of the Catholic Church.
        8. For all members of the human family.
        9. For all souls in purgatory.

    end of Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart message

                     

     

                    There were 3 rosaries
                        Fr. Carter led before
                        Mary's image
                        appeared Clearwater
                        October 13, 1996, November 13,
                        1996, December 13, 1996

     

    October 13, 1996

    The Glorious Mysteries

    This rosary was received on Sunday, October the 13th, 1996 at an International Shepherds of Christ Associates Meeting at Tom Arlinghaus’ farm in Kentucky. The rosary was led by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J., spiritual director of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. The meditations and messages were given to Rita Ring during the rosary. This rosary was received live and transcribed from the recording. This live recording can be obtained by writing Shepherds of Christ Publications. All of these meditations have been discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.

     

    The Resurrection

    1. Messenger: Jesus has told us how He is the vine and we are the branches. We must stay rooted in Him so that His life flows through us. We cannot become disconnected from the vine. We are one, joined with Him.

    2. Hail Mary...

    3. Jesus: I am calling you, My special apostles, to this farm on this day of October 13th, 1996. I will fill your hearts with the fire of My love, and the fire of this love will spread across the earth and many hearts will know My love and be touched through you. Open wide your heart during this rosary that I may speak to you and tell you of My burning love for you. I am giving to you an abundant sharing in My life. Open your heart. I am knocking at the door of your heart. You must not close your heart. Open wide that I can come in and fill you with My divine love.

    4. Messenger: Oh, my beloved Jesus, I see You glistening and covered in white. I know that You rose on the third day and that there is such glory in the resurrection. My life is a constant death and resurrection as I live in You.

    5. Focus on the body of a Man hanging on the cross. You see this vividly before your eyes-a Man covered with Blood, His head crowned with thorns. He is beaten and withered. This is the Almighty God, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who came and gave Himself for love of us. Focus on this picture in your mind. Make it so clear as if you were there, as if you are seeing this with your eyes, at this moment, this Man on the cross, with flesh covered with Blood. Jesus died. He was locked in a tomb for three days. Now see next to this picture of this Man the glorified Body of Jesus, His glorified wounds, as He comes forth from the tomb. The Almighty God, our beloved and loving Jesus-He is alive, He is with us this day. He lives in us in a special way. When we are baptized and in the state of grace, God is alive within us and He shares with us His divine life. We are Christ to one another for He is alive in us.
        When I talk to you, I am seeing the Jesus that is alive inside of you. We are all gathered as one body. We see Jesus. We see Him dead on the cross. This is how much that He loved us. Do we not know that He died for us because of this great love, that He wants us to be one body? I see the vine and the branches and I see how they are so connected that the life and the fluid runs through the vine to the branches-it’s all one. We are one in Him. He has given us a sharing in His divine life. Look at us, how separate we are with each other, how we hold ourselves at arm’s length and separate ourselves from one another. We are called in the Shepherds of Christ Movement to be one flock with one shepherd.
        The Almighty God is alive and He lives in us. I went to Mass and Communion this morning and I received the Body of Christ; you receive the Body of Christ. He gives to us His life. He gives to us Himself. We must strive in this Movement to be one, to live this consecration in our lives that we are one with each other, that we put aside all of the tauntings by the devil to divide us, that we realize that division is from Satan. As we march across this United States and this world, we will carry the fire of His love, alive inside of us, for He is alive and He lives within our hearts. We are called to this special mission as His apostles to carry this message, this message of His love to the world.
        Oh, Jesus, how tenderly I love You. You are alive in my very being. You are all that I live for and I want to carry this message out to the world for You have delivered this message with such love. You are so good. Fill our hearts with the fire of Your love and give us Your abundant grace that we will have the courage to carry this message to the ends of the earth. And there was darkness. I see the darkness in the night, but the light steals across the sky and the fire of His love spreads across this earth as His life lives in us and many are touched by the fire of His love.
    Song: Spirit Song

    6. We are not like the world, we see this world and it is Godless. In many cases the world has turned away from God. It is at Fatima that Mary said that we must stop offending God. She has given to us the peace plan that we will have peace on this earth-it is in consecrating our hearts. She said until a sufficient number have consecrated their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary we will not have peace in the world. She said we must pray the rosary, that we must observe the First Saturday devotion, that we must make reparation to Their Hearts. Why-why do we not do what Mary is asking us to do? It is so simple.

    7. Mary appeared at Fatima in July, 1917 and she told the children, "You have seen hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If people do what I tell you, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war (World War I then raging) is going to end, but if people do not stop offending God, another and worse one will begin in the reign of Pius XI. When you shall see a night illuminated by an unknown light (January 2, 1938) know that this is a great sign that God gives you that He is going to punish the world for its many crimes by means of war, hunger and persecution of the Church and the Holy Father."1
    Mary has appeared to me, almost every day from July the 5th of 1994 until September the 5th of 1995-14 months-this same cry that came from our Heavenly Mother at Fatima, that we must quit offending God, that we must do what she is telling us to do. This is the peace plan. He is alive and He lives in us. We are being asked to go into the world and to spread His love to the far corners of the earth.

    8. He gives to us His life in the Eucharist. Who are we that the Almighty God gives to us, human persons, a sharing in His Divine Life. He is treated with such indifference and such neglect. If we knew, if we could see, the glories of the Almighty God, but we are so blind in our sight. We do not see and we do not hear. We must pray for the grace that we will see, that we will be the apostles that He is calling to carry this message out to the world.

    9. He rose from the dead and He appeared to the apostles. We see Thomas-he did not believe. How are we this day? Do we believe? The Almighty God is truly present in His Divinity and humanity in the Holy Eucharist and He is outpouring His grace, His life to us. Do we believe? Do we believe that He is truly present and that He is giving Himself to us this day? He is here! He is truly present in the Eucharist and He is alive in our hearts!

    10. He laments and laments how He is treated as a dead object. He is ignored in the tabernacle.
        The Almighty God is here. We spend all this money and go to concerts, go to football games, all this time in recreation and the Almighty God is ignored. Mary appeared in 1917 and said that we must stop offending God. Look at our world. He has called us in the Shepherds of Christ Movement and is giving to us abundant grace that we will grow more and more in our relationship with Him and we will be His leaders going into this world carrying the fire of His love to the far corners of the earth.
        He is alive. He says, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life and I am with you this day. Open your eyes and see. Open your hearts and live for I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life."

     

    Our Lord Ascends Into Heaven

    1. Messenger: He took His apostles out to the place of His Ascension and He raised His arms and He ascended into heaven. Do we see the glories of these mysteries, that the Almighty God rose from the dead, that He ascended into heaven? We do not see the glory. We are so focused on the details in our lives. We see with such limited vision. The Almighty God is alive and He is here and He is calling us. Each one of us has been called to this farm, this day, for He knew you would answer this calling. He knew that in your heart you want the deepest love affair with Him, that you want to be one with Him. He has called you as His apostles to carry out His love to the world, to light up the darkness with His life alive within us.

    2. We look out and we see the beauty of this day, with the sun in the sky and the light, and all the colors in the trees. We see the life in each blade of grass and in each leaf on the tree and tonight the darkness will cover this earth and although the trees and the leaves are still there, and this beautiful river, we will not be able to see with this clarity. The earth this day is covered with darkness for many souls have cut themselves off from the vine. They are withering and dying in their hearts. He is calling us and giving us abundant grace that we will be one in Him, that He will live in us, and as we live on this earth, He will touch others through us. This is a tremendous calling from the Almighty God-that we have been chosen and called and given this grace to be so close to Him.

    3. Song: A Song From Jesus
    4. Song: Little Child
    5. Hail Mary...

    6. Messenger: On Ascension Thursday, 1995, I went through such an experience. First, Jesus took me to the height of heaven and I experienced such ecstasy. I was at church and later that day when I went home I was given great anguish and suffering and He called out, "I am alive, I am alive, I am alive!" and He said that He wanted Fr. Carter in the Shepherds of Christ Movement to reach the souls on this earth with the fire of His love. It was in such pain and suffering that I was buckled over and hearing the Almighty God call out, "I am alive, I am alive, I am alive". How do we treat Jesus? Do we treat Him as if He is alive? Do we love Him with all our hearts, our whole souls and our whole beings? Do you hear the laments of our beloved Savior, the Almighty God, Who gave Himself and died on the cross? He is alive. He wants this burning love affair with us. Many of the Masses, many of our prayers, are said with lack of emotion in our hearts. He wants us to love Him with the deepest burning love, not to go through the motions. Every prayer is a love affair with our beloved Savior. The rosary we sing-(The Rosary Song), and He wants us to say from our hearts, the bottom of our hearts, "Jesus, we love You. Mary, we love you. Oh, the Rosary, the Rosary, is the love of Their Two Hearts. Oh the Rosary, the Rosary, is the love of Their Two Hearts."
        In the September 10th rosary that we circulated to you, Jesus laments how He does not receive a drop of heartfelt love from many of His beloved religious that He has chosen and loves so much. This is why He has called us in the Shepherds of Christ Movement, to pray, to pray for His beloved religious. He loves them so much and He wants, He wants this burning love from them, His chosen ones. We are gathered here for this reason-to realize that the Almighty God really is talking to us, that He has called us, that this is an important mission, that we need to pray so fervently for our priests and our religious, that this is His instrument, the Shepherds of Christ Movement, to help in the renewal of the Church and the world.

    7. Jesus: I am alive, I am alive, I am alive, and I live in your heart. Open your heart and let Me come inside of you. I want to touch My beloved souls this day. Will you say "yes" to this calling? Will you go to the ends of the earth and spread this movement? Will you pray, pray fervently for this intention: to lead the religious to the fires of love, found in My most Sacred Heart?

    8. Song: Spirit Song
    Jesus: I am alive, I am alive, I am alive, and I live in your hearts.
    Messenger: Jesus no longer walks this earth, but He is alive and He lives in us.

    9. Song: Come Unto Me All Who Are Weary...
    Jesus: I am alive, I am alive, I am alive, and I am the Almighty God, all powerful. You see with such limited vision. You must surrender and let go and let Me run your life. You are holding on, My beloved ones. You must realize that I am all powerful, all mighty, and that I am guarding you and I am with you in a special way this day.

    10. Carry My light into the darkness.
    Messenger: And the light came across the dark sky and many were touched with the fire of His love.
        Because you answered this call, the call to be His apostle, to pray for the priests, to help spread the consecration as our Lady has asked us at Fatima. We will not have peace in the world until our hearts are filled with love, and she says until a sufficient number have consecrated their Hearts to the hearts of Jesus and Mary, we will not have peace. This is the good news. As the Movement spreads across this earth, as hearts are consecrated to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we will have the peace that Our Lady has promised at Fatima but we must do as she has told us to do. We must consecrate our hearts and spread this to the world. We must pray the rosary, observe the First Saturday devotion, and make reparation to Their Hearts.

     

    The Descent of the Holy Spirit Upon the Apostles

    1. "When Pentecost day came round, they had all met together, when suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of a violent wind which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak different languages as the Spirit gave them power to express themselves." (Acts 2: 1-4)2

    2. Jesus: I call you, I call you, I call you, My beloved apostles. I call you to go out to the ends of the earth and to preach My love. I am longing and thirsting for My beloved souls to come to Me. Bring to Me the souls, the souls I love. I am Jesus, do you hear this call? Will you bring to Me the souls of My loved ones? Will you pray for the priests and the religious, for it is through them that I will feed the hungry souls?
    Messenger: Look at the priest, see the priest in the Mass, the priest that consecrates the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ. He gives to us the Body and Blood of Christ. See Jesus in the priest, giving us His Body. Each one of us goes to the communion rail and God gives to us Himself. We are one in Him. Jesus has told me how we sit in church, like stiffs, all separate, going through the motions. This is not love! He wants heartfelt love in our hearts, to realize that the Almighty God, in the greatest act of love gave Himself as a Sacrifice on the cross and this Sacrifice is sacramentally made present in every Mass. The Mass is a love affair with God. The deepest union with Him is to give ourselves to Mary, for we are sinners. She is the pure and sinless one. We give ourselves to Mary and we go to Him in her pure and sinless Heart, to the very depth of His Heart.
        He is alive and we are the apostles that must carry this life into the world in our hearts. He is operating through us. Will we say "yes"? Do we see the world, do we see the suffering children, do we see the babies that are murdered in the wombs of their mothers, do we see what the children are being fed on television...but we hold back our tongues about the love of God? When I began to receive these messages, for six weeks before, constantly I heard, "Feed the hungry, feed the hungry!" I prayed and I prayed and I prayed to know His will. In September of 1991, He called out to me, for six weeks, constantly, " Feed the hungry!" The world is starving for the love of God! Let us feed the hungry with this love of God. Let us pray for the priests for He gives us them.

    3. We encounter Christ through the Sacraments. His life is outpoured in the Mass. Grace is outpoured in part according to the disposition of the person offering sacrifice. As we become one in Their Hearts, as the priest becomes one in Their Hearts, consecrated to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, an immense amount of grace is released on the earth. It is through this that many souls will know God, that many souls will be saved. We help in the act of redemption. We must spread this Movement to the far corners of the earth. It is as Mary said: we must consecrate our hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. This is the key-Mary’s Heart is the gateway to going to the deepest chamber of the Heart of Christ.

    4. We see how Peter denied Christ. We see how the apostles were afraid. We see Thomas did not believe. We see them stumble and fall and run away, and then we see them, after the Holy Spirit descended upon them. They went out into the world and thousands were converted. They were filled with the fire of God’s love. Let us, God, be filled with the fire of Your love.
    Dear Holy Spirit, give us this fearlessness to go into this darkened world and to carry the light, to carry the messages of Your burning love to the souls that are starving and are longing to be fed.

    5. Song: Lady of Fatima
    Jesus: I am alive, I am alive, I am alive, and I live in you. Open your heart that I may touch so many of My beloved souls through you. I am Jesus. Will you say "yes", My beloved apostles?

    6. Messenger: Look into the eyes of the children that are suffering this day. Mary has sent us on a special mission to spread the rosaries and the consecration to the children in the schools. Do you see the children, the children in the schools today that are hard in their hearts, the children that are suffering, that do not know the love of God? Mary is giving us special help to spread these rosaries in the schools. She wants this all over the United States. For nine months Mary asked me to spread the rosary and the consecration to the children. We are the apostles that He is sending into the world this day. This is what Mary and Jesus are asking us to do. It is so little-to spread these rosaries and consecrations to the schools, but Mary said at Fatima we will not have peace in the world until we do what she has told us to do. The Shepherds of Christ Movement is a great part of the completion of the Fatima message. These rosaries are a big part of the completion of the Fatima message. We must carry these rosaries to our children in the schools.

    7. Satan presses down on us and tries to stop us. The pressure that has gone on just to have this today is unbelievable, how Satan can try to stop this. Look at the Fatima message, how it has been blocked. Why, why, why are not we paying attention to this Fatima message that Mary gave in 1917? It is the devil that has blocked this message. This is a major part of the completion of the Fatima message so we will be met with such resistance. Jesus, Jesus wants us to bring Him souls. So many souls would be saved through the First Saturday devotion. Why, why do we not talk about the Fatima message like we should-about praying the rosary and consecrating our hearts, and the First Saturday devotion, and making reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary? It is so simple but the devil has blocked this. If we want peace we should do what Mary has told us for she is the Queen of Peace and the peace of the world has been entrusted to her. We are the apostles. We are being sent into the world to carry this message.

    8. Hail Mary...
    9. Hail Mary...
    10. Hail Mary...

     

    The Assumption of Our Lady Into Heaven

    1. Messenger: We see Mary taken body and soul into heaven. We live here, we struggle every day with so many struggles. We are so focused on the daily events. We do not realize that soon we too will go to heaven, if we love and serve the Lord, if we love and serve God. The world has turned Godless to a large degree. Mary appeared to me every day, except for a few days, for fourteen months and begged and pleaded that we spread the love of her Son to this world, that we spread these rosaries to the world, that we go to the children with the rosaries and the consecrations. It is so hard to see our heavenly Mother and to know what she is saying and to not do more. Jesus and Mary have called you here this day. You have been chosen by them. This is the message that they wish to deliver to you, that many souls are suffering and going to hell. Over and over again I heard our Lady call out, "Please, please the souls are dropping into hell like rain. You must go out to the world and spread the love of my Son."

    2. On October 13th, Mary said, "I am the Lady of the Rosary. I have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives and to ask pardon for their sins. They must not offend Our Lord anymore for He is already too grievously offended by the sins of men. People must say the rosary. Let them continue saying it every day."3 This is a great gift that God has given to us-rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. For in the rosary this week Jesus said that the times ahead will be very dark and unless we discipline our minds by praying the rosary all through the day, it will be very hard for us when these dark days come. Mary is our heavenly Mother. She was taken into heaven but she is very much with us. She has told us what we must do. We must pray the rosary. She is our heavenly Mother. As a mother that tells a child what to eat and how to dress, Mary is telling us this: that we must try to pray l5 decades of the rosary every day for the times ahead will be dark and we need to have disciplined thoughts. In praying the rosary, our thoughts become disciplined. We are meditating on the lives of Jesus and Mary.

    3. Hail Mary...

    4. I saw a documentary on Fatima and in this documentary, Mary appeared to the three children and then they showed the events of World War II. The bodies were being thrown on a heap. And it just about tore my insides apart because I identified so much with watching Mary appear and then nobody listened or not a lot of people listened and World War II happened and so many people were killed. John brought a statue and asked me to read this, "One day during World War II, a group of soldiers wandered into a small French village which had been badly bombed. They stood in the village square and looked at the desolation around them. Nearly everything seemed battered and broken. Suddenly, one of the soldiers noticed something interesting close by on the ground. It looked like a statue. There were cracks and chips in it and several pieces were missing. It was badly damaged. A few of the soldiers stood it up right. Immediately they knew that it was a statue of Jesus. The men began to look for the missing parts. They put them together as best as they could and then they set the statue on a pedestal that was still standing, but the hands were missing. The men looked very carefully for the hands, but they were nowhere to be found. When the men were about to give up, one of them said he knew exactly what to do. He made a rough sign and hung it over the arms of the statue. The sign read, ‘I have no hands but yours.’"

    5. Jesus gave me a message that we are His hands and we are His Heart beating in this world. We must truly be real lovers, lovers living in this world loving one another, one with each other. It is in going to the pure Heart of Mary, that we will unite in this deep love affair with Jesus.

    6. Jesus: You are My hands. You are My Heart beating in this world. My beloved apostles, will you say "yes"? Will you go into the world? Will you carry My light in the darkness? Will you tell the children who are suffering how I love them? Will you go to the nursing homes and tell the elderly how I am longing to be with them, to talk to them, to hear the words from their lips that they love Me? You are My apostles of love.
    Messenger: This is the anniversary of the sixth apparition at Fatima. Mary appeared every day for fourteen months to me and delivered these rosaries. That is all she kept saying: that we must lead others to the love of her Son, Jesus. The message is so simple. It is love God and love one another. All the fanciness and the frills! Why can we not live this message which is the message of love God and love each other.

    7. We are so focused on the things of this earth and our heavenly Mother has appeared so many times and told us what we must do-she made it so clear at Fatima. Do we think our Blessed Mother will change, that she will change her peace plan? We must, we must carry this message into the world. We must do what Jesus and Mary are asking us to do.

    8. Hail Mary...
    9. Hail Mary...
    10. Hail Mary...

     

    The Coronation of Our Lady

    1. Mary: I am Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. I am asking you this day to carry these rosaries into this world. It is through the rosary that you will have peace in your hearts. My little children, you must learn to discipline your thoughts. You must come to Our Hearts and meditate on Our lives. Our lives will live in your lives as you meditate on the mysteries of the rosary.

    2. There is a time, a time of struggle. There is a time of joy. There is a time when the Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign. The time for these things is near at hand. My little children, I have called you on this October 13th, 1996. I have called you to go into this world and to carry the rosary as your weapon against Satan. It is through the rosary and the scapular that I will save this world. I am Mary, your Mother. I am Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.

    3. Messenger: We see the angel appear to Mary and ask her to be the Mother of God. This is the Father’s plan-that Mary would be the Mother of God, and we see Mary as crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth. Do we see the plan of the Father unfold in our lives? That our lives are so important to help in the salvation of many? That He is truly calling us to be apostles to carry His love, His light, into the dark world?

    4. Jesus: I am with you in a special way, My beloved apostles. I am calling you this day. This is an urgent call. You must go into the world and carry My messages of love to the souls that are hungry and suffering and in pain.

    5. Think vividly of the moment of death. There is a soul at this moment on the edge of death. How did they live their life? Think of the world today. Is the world living according to the way that God has told us that we must live? He told us that we must love God and love one another. There is a soul at this moment on the edge of death. Where will this soul go? Did the soul love God? Did it matter about his clothes and his house and all his riches? I heard Mary, Our Mother, call out time and time and time again about the souls that were going into hell. It is like the Fatima documentary-she called and people did not heed what she said and there was World War II. Mary does not appear as she once appeared and she has ceased giving messages as she once did. She still gives messages but they are not as many. She says that we are not listening to the messages that she has given and that she cannot hold back the hand of her Son any longer.

    6. This is the good news: if we do what Mary tells us at Fatima, we will have peace. There will be the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of her Immaculate Heart in which souls will fervently love Jesus with the greatest love. Her plan is so simple but Satan has blocked this plan. Satan has blocked these rosary messages and meditations. We must pray that we can circulate the messages of Jesus and Mary to the world that is hungry and in need of help.

    7. One day soon we will be with God in heaven, forever and ever.

    8. Wrapped in the embrace of the Almighty God for all eternity. Heaven is a place of love for the Almighty God is love. We will be satisfied. We will know love. We will be at peace.
        But, hell is a place where there is no love, there is no community, there is isolation, there is longing for God for all eternity.
        He is alive, He is alive and He is with us this day. You must spread this message to the ends of the earth.

    9. Mary: My little children, I call you children because you are My children, willful in your ways. I have called to you to pray my rosary and to spread the rosary to the hurting children in this world. I am asking you on this special day that you carry the rosary to as many souls as possible. I will aid you in all efforts to spread the rosaries to the world. Read these meditations to the elderly in the Nursing Homes, teach them about the power of the rosary, bring the rosary to the children, tell them about our lives, about our love for them.
    I am Mary, your Mother, I am Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.

    10. Song: The Rosary

    Ending Message:
    Jesus:
    How tenderly I love you, My beloved ones. I am Jesus. I have called you this day for this special meeting. I have called you, My apostles. Will you go into the darkness? Will you spread the message of My love? Will you carry the rosary into the world? Will you touch the hearts of those that are hurting and in pain? Will you be My apostles of love? I am calling you to love God and to love one another, to be one in your hearts, to put aside all hatred and bitterness within your hearts, to not give into the tauntings of Satan to divide you, to always operate in love, to focus on God. Let your hearts be filled with love.
        Glory be...
        "My dear friends, let us love each other, since love is from God and everyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. Whoever fails to love does not know God, because God is love." (1 John 4: 7-8)
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    Notes:

    1. 1. Edward J. Carter, S.J., The Spirituality of Fatima and Medjugorje, Faith Publishing Co. p. 14.

    2. 2. Scripture quotations are taken from The New Jerusalem Bible, Catholic Edition, Doubleday and Co.

    3. 3. Edward J. Carter, S.J., The Spirituality of Fatima and Medjugorje, Faith Publishing Co. p. 16.

    4. 4. Scripture quotations are taken from The New Jerusalem Bible, Catholic Edition, Doubleday and Co.

     

     

    November 13, 1996

    Rosaries from the
    Hearts of Jesus and Mary

    This rosary was received on Wednesday, November 13, 1996 at a International Shepherds of Christ Associates Meeting at Tom Arlinghaus's farm in Kentucky. The rosary was led by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J., spiritual director of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. The meditations and messages were given to Rita Ring during the rosary. This rosary was received live and transcribed from the recording. This live recording can be obtained by writing Shepherds of Christ Publications. All of these meditations have been discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.

    Sorrowful Mysteries

    The Agony in the Garden

    1. Let us join in one mind and one heart in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Let go of all the distractions in our minds and in our hearts.
    Jesus speaks:
    I beg you, My beloved ones, to open your heart that I may pour My love and My grace into your heart. I am Jesus. I have called each and every person to this rosary. This is an urgent cry. You are My chosen ones that I am sending into this world to carry My light into the darkness. You are here because I have called you and prompted you to come. Open your heart and let Me speak to you. As you walk with Me through the Passion experience the suffering that I suffered, but know always that the glory of the resurrection is close at hand. In your life you suffer this day, but you know there is the resurrection. The victory has been won. I am pouring into you My abundant life that you will be closer and closer to My Sacred Heart, but you must open your heart and listen to the message that I deliver to you. I love you, My beloved ones. I love you. To My death on the cross, I loved you.

    2. God is love. We were created in His image and likeness to love and to be loved. He commands us to love God and to love one another. This is not an invitation it is a command from the Almighty God that we must love. We were made for love, to give love, and to receive love. This is what will make us happy. We are the children of God and God is love.

    3. Be with Jesus in the garden. Be there. Hear the sounds of the night. Picture the garden as vividly as possible in your mind. Jesus wants us to study pictures when we are meditating on the rosary. Let us create the perfect picture of the garden in our mind. Let us hear the sounds of the night and let us see our beloved Savior, our beloved Jesus, bent over in the garden in utter anguish and pain. Let us go to the Heart of Jesus. Let us feel as Jesus felt in the garden. In our heart, we know what it is to love someone so much-to love and to give, to love and to give, to love and to give, and how it hurts when we are rejected. How it is utter pain within our heart. Jesus is love. Jesus loves perfectly. Jesus loved each one of us in the garden. Jesus loved me with the most perfect love. Let us experience the love in His Heart, love and giving from the Heart of Jesus and let us experience the rejection, the indifference, the hatred that Jesus receives from His beloved souls.

    4. The Heart of Jesus, a burning furnace of Divine love, Jesus loving each one of us perfectly. We do not comprehend the love of our Savior, but we know how we love and how we are hurt when we are rejected, when others do not accept our love. Feel this pain in your heart. Think of Jesus this day in the tabernacle, the Almighty God, all powerful and almighty, remaining in the tabernacle, giving Himself to us in the Eucharist and look at how He is treated! I have heard Him say over and over again, "I give Myself to you! I give Myself to you and I am rejected and forgotten and treated as a dead object." Jesus is alive. How do we treat Jesus? Do we treat Jesus as He is alive. Jesus, Who longs and thirsts for our love. Jesus, Who is love Himself, how is He treated?

    5. Song: Oh Burning Heart...

    6. He has chosen His beloved priests. He has anointed them. He has given to them the great gift of changing bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ and administering the sacraments. It is through His most Sacred Heart, that His life flows through the hands of His holy priests. He has chosen them and He loves them. I hear Him lament over and over again how He is longing and thirsting especially for their love. He has told us over and over again not to criticize the priests for they are His chosen ones, but to love them and to pray for them. It is in this movement as it spreads across the earth that many fervent and holy souls are praying for His beloved priests. For it is through their hands that the grace flows as they administer the sacraments, as they consecrate the Host into His Body and Blood.

    7. Song: I have called you by name...

    8. He has said that it is because of His beloved religious that He sweat blood in the garden, for He longs and thirsts and wants their love. He has chosen His religious in a special way, yet He is rejected by many of them. In the garden, He was comforted the most by the love of the holy priests, by the holy religious, and He was wounded most by their indifference and their neglect.

    9. The priest is another Christ in this world. The more he is one in his relationship with Christ, the more grace will flow through him. We must pray-pray as we have never prayed before for our beloved priests. This is an urgent message that Jesus has delivered-that He wants us to pray for the priests. The fire of His love will spread across this earth and many souls will be fed through the hands of the priests. We must pray for the priests. We must spread this consecration. It is through the newsletter that many priests will know more and more about the Heart of Jesus. It is only in going through the pure and sinless heart of Our Lady, that we can go to the very depth of the Heart of Christ, for we are sinners. We must spread this consecration to the priests. The priestly newsletter is Jesus' instrument to touch the priests.

    10. We see Jesus as He kneels in the garden. His face is covered with blood and sweat. This is the Almighty God. He loved us so much that He suffered such anguish for us. He is asking us to pray for His beloved priests, to help spread the newsletter, to contact the priests, and to ask them if they receive this newsletter. It is through the hands of holy priests that the grace will flow more abundantly on the earth.

     

    The Scourging at the Pillar

    1. He has called us, His special apostles, to hear this message. Each and every person in this room has been called by Jesus. Do not focus on me. Open your heart and listen to the message that He wishes to deliver to you. The Almighty God is calling us to help in the renewal of the Church and the world. As we meditate on these Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary, as we see how Jesus suffered to His brutal death on the cross, why do we not think that He would send messages this day to help in the renewal of His beloved Church to help to lead souls to His most Sacred Heart? There is sickness in the world and in the Church. He is delivering these messages to draw all to the mighty medicine which is His burning love. We are hungry. We are starving. We want to be fed. We will only be fed with the love of God. He is delivering these messages of His love. We are His apostles that He is sending out to the world to carry this message of His love, to light up the darkness. Can we say "no" to Jesus? Open your heart and listen to the message. Do not focus on me. Focus on the message He wishes to deliver to you and meditate on His suffering, how He gave Himself to His death on the cross.

    2. It is in consecration that we will have peace in this world. It is in the Shepherds of Christ Movement, as we the apostles press forward to the Church, to the school, and to the family, that hearts will be turned to consecrated hearts. He is calling us His apostles. He is giving us abundant grace to join in such oneness with His Heart. We are His shepherds that He is sending to lead the strayed ones home, home to His Heart. As we take the consecration to the Church, to the school, and to the family, the strayed ones too will be led home, home to His Heart. Why has Jesus chosen us? He has given to us a great grace that He has called us here, that He has given us the desire to consecrate our hearts, that He has given us a desire for the Eucharist and for His life. This is a special grace that He has given us, that we will become more and more united to Him, that He will operate in us for Jesus no longer walks the earth. Jesus is alive. Jesus wants to live in us in a special way and touch the hearts of His beloved souls. Will we say "yes"? Will we open up our heart, rid ourselves of bitterness and anguish, put aside all of the dividing factors that are in our heart, and let our hearts be turned into hearts of love as Jesus wants our hearts to be? He is giving to us an abundant grace in the Shepherds of Christ Movement to be one in His Heart. Let us give our hearts to Jesus and Mary.

    3. See Jesus, the Almighty God, all powerful, almighty, tied to the pillar. See Jesus, His hands tied, and see the anger in the faces of the men that beat Him. See His flesh torn and the blood fly into the air. Does Jesus love? Jesus loves us so much, the Almighty God, that He gave Himself for love of us. How we complain about the little sufferings! Are we persecuted? Look at how Jesus was persecuted. He gave the message of His love to this world and He was hung on a cross. Do we expect any different when we go into a world that has rejected Him? See Jesus, look into His eyes as He is tied to the pillar. See the love in His eyes. Even when He is beaten and His flesh is torn, there is love in His eyes. He gave, He gave, and He gave because of the love that consumed Him. This is what He wants of us-hearts of love to give and to give and to give. Oh how we act like Jesus and we give and we give and we give and then we are persecuted and we want to run the other way and cry. His way is to give. He laid His life down for us. He wants us to love that we will lay our lives down for each other, that the priest will give his life for his flock, that the husband will love his wife that he would give his life for his wife, that the parent would love their children this way, that we love one another as brothers in Christ. His way is love. It is not an invitation; it is a command. We were created to love, to love God and to love one another. This is the way to happiness in our hearts.
    Jesus speaks:
    You are My beloved apostles of love that I have called in this room this day. Who will I send if you say "no". I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. This is My movement to go into the world to help lead the strayed ones to My Heart. As you go to the churches, the schools, and the families, they will be led through the consecration to Our Hearts of love. You are My chosen ones. You are My apostles. I am giving to you an abundant grace that you will become one in Me. I am begging you to answer this request. You can say "no" and turn away. You can focus on My messenger. You can say it is somebody else's job. I am calling you this day. On November the 13th, you were called by Me. It is an urgent request that you spread the consecration to this world. This is the good news: if you comply with My mother's wishes at Fatima, many hearts will be turned to hearts of love and many souls will be saved. I am begging you to listen to this message. To give yourselves, give yourselves to the heart of My Mother. It is in her pure and sinless heart that you will go into My Heart and be united in such oneness with Me. I love you. I love you. I love you. To My death on the cross, I loved you. I beg you, My beloved ones, to help Me to spread the consecration to this world.

    4. See Jesus at the pillar. See His flesh torn. See how deep the wounds are. See the angry faces of the men that are beating Him, their hearts filled with hatred, filled with the work of the devil. And His Heart was torn within His chest for He loved those men that beat Him and tore His flesh.

    5. Jesus speaks:
    I give you Myself, My beloved ones. This day I give you Myself in the Eucharist. I long and I thirst for your love. I am consumed with love for you. I will never abandon you. I am thirsting, thirsting, thirsting for your love. Will you come to Me and pour your love out to Me? I want your love. I want you to come to Me and tell Me how you love Me. I am God. I am love. I want this love from you. I am alive, I am alive, I am alive and I am treated as a dead object. I deliver these messages to you. I know your heart. I know each heart in this room and I want your love. I want this love relationship with you. Will you say no to Me? Will you turn away or will you give your heart to Me? Will you spend the moments with Me after Communion when I am waiting and longing to be so close to you? Will you tell Me, "Oh Jesus, I love You. I love You. I love You. I love You, God." This is what I want to hear from you. You are longing and thirsting and wanting love, and I have this love to give to you. And you want to give your love, but you are rejected by many. I am waiting for this love. Will you give it to Me? I will never reject you. I will not abandon you. I am your God. You were created to love and to be loved. I am Jesus. I am alive and I am waiting for your love.

    6. To be wrapped in rapture, in the embrace of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, to be in that place where there is no wanting, to be in a place where there is total peace, to be wrapped by love itself, to be in the deepest chamber of the Heart of Christ, to be filled with everything, to be satisfied-this is what we will have for all eternity if we love and serve Him. His Heart is a little heaven on earth. He wants us to go to His Heart now and to share in this deep burning love that He has for us, but we are afraid. We do not want to get too close to our beloved Jesus, which keeps us at an arm's length from Him. He is thirsting, thirsting, thirsting, for love from souls that He loves and how few souls come to Him and outpour their burning love back to Him. How He waits for that one precious soul to come, to be with Him as He is waiting in the tabernacle for that soul to come and to be before the tabernacle and say, "Jesus, I love You. I love You. I love You," to recognize Him as alive and present with His Divine love. He wants us to be one in our hearts, but we are rigid. At the Mass, we are rigid. We are not connected. It is in the Shepherds of Christ movement, as more and more consecrate their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, that we will be united in one heart, that we will be united in the Hearts of love, the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, that our hearts will burn for love for each other. We are one body in Him. Look at how we are. We beep our horns at each other and say vile things and many curse the Lord. Are our hearts cold or are our hearts a burning furnace as Jesus wants us to be?
    Jesus speaks:
    You are My soldiers of love. I am asking you this day to consecrate your hearts all through the day. To give yourself to Me. I am Jesus. I gave Myself for love of you.

    7. See Jesus at the pillar and experience in all your senses this picture. Do you hear the blows as it hits the flesh of Jesus? Do you see Him clearly with your eyes? Do you see the light in the room. Do you hear the angry crys of the men? This is the Almighty God, bound at the pillar, in a human body, nailed to a cross. At any second, He could have released Himself, but because of His furnace of burning love within His most Sacred Heart, He gave Himself for love of us.
    Jesus speaks:
    I am Jesus. I am giving Myself to you this day, but I am rejected and forgotten and ignored, treated with indifference, treated with hatred. I am treated as a dead object. I am calling you, I am alive, I am alive, I am alive and I am begging you, My beloved apostles, to spread the good news to this earth. Many souls will suffer the pains of hell forever and ever. And as you spread this consecration, hearts will be turned to hearts of love. I am alive and I live in you.

    8. Song: "Come Unto Me All Who Are Weary..."
    Jesus speaks:
    The time is at hand for many souls this day will be condemned forever to the fires of hell. You can forget your brothers, but I will never forget you. I love you, My beloved ones. I loved you to My death on the cross.

    9. Jesus wanted me to read this message. This is from May the 4th in the third Blue Book. "Dear ones, I am calling you to love your brothers. I have loved you. Would you, dear ones, lay down your lives for your brothers? How are you loving this day? Are you following Christ in your actions? I am the Way, I am the Truth, I am the Life. You must constantly put the world aside and look to the Master for all your directions. I call you, My little ones, to holiness. I call you to pure hearts, hearts that are full of love and empty of hate and anger. I call you to guard your hearts and watch that they stay forever holy. You, My precious bride, I want your soul white. Do you criticize your dear brothers? I gave the last beat of My Heart and the last drop of My blood for the soul you are displeased with. I would die for them this day. Will you not love them for Me? They are so precious to Me! Quit sizing up your brothers. You do such unloving things in your mind. You do not even know how unloving are your thoughts. You judge your brothers by their exteriors, by their education, by their money. You do not see the beautiful creation of God the Father. He created your brothers just perfectly and He loves His creation. Who are you to criticize His creation? Love your brothers when they are hurting. It is in your loving the hurting ones that they will see the reflection of Christ in you. Do not hold on to foolish things. One moment and your days on this earth have ended. All that remains is how you loved. Did you love God? Did you love your neighbor? Love is not selfish. It gives of itself. Its whole purpose is to draw the other closer to Jesus. Study the crucifix. It is such a comfort! I loved you so. I died for you. I would die for you alone this very day, little ones! Look at Me dying on the cross! The way to Me is to follow Me. Be Christ-like in your ways. You must study Me to know My ways. Do not give in to yourselves. My way is love. Will you be the reflection of the love of God within you? My way is the way of the cross. They persecuted Me, they hurt Me, they tore My flesh and spit on Me. They did this to Me for My love given to all! This world is not your end. You follow My ways and you move as you should toward your goal. I am Jesus, I am the Son of God. I love you so ardently. I died and shed My blood, My beautiful blood, for love of you. I await you this day, My little ones. I loved you so I remain with you in the Eucharist. I await, I long for you to come and share in our love. I am the tenderest of Hearts. No man can be close to you as I. I love you so. I want to dwell and live within you. I want to fill you with all My love and radiate My love to your beloved brothers. I want to shine from your souls. Oh, little ones, take Me seriously. I am truly here, begging for you to live in My love. You are the light that will shine in this dark world. You will light up the darkest night with My love. The best gift you can give to this world is to busy yourself about your love affair with Me. I love you, My little ones. I love you and I want to share this love with you. Love your brothers. Do not let Satan talk in your heads and make them wrong and you right. Love them as I have loved you. Do not look at your brothers and size them up. See them with the eyes of God, the beautiful creations of the Father. Will you love My beloved ones for Me this day, or will you say "no" to My call? Love your brothers in darkness. They need your love. I am calling you to love them for Me this very day. They may scoff at you and persecute you, but you will plant a seed that I Myself will water and give sunlight to. Plant seeds of love. This is the most important seed you will plant, a seed of love. Watch it grow as I provide it with water and nourishment. I will shine on your brothers through you if you stay in My love. Be the light that shines on this dark world. They are crying out for the love of God. They are suffering. They need your love. Put yourselves aside. Die to yourselves. Live only for the love of God. If the world goes one way, you stay focused on My love. Do not follow the world. Follow the risen Christ! I love you so, little ones. I bring you new life. I fill your hearts with My love. Pray to the Holy Spirit for His gifts. Pray the Our Father. Let My mother mother you as she mothered Me. She loved you so. She suffered so for love of you. She appears to bring you back to her beloved Son. Will you answer her call? She is calling you to put God first in your life. She is calling you to love, love of God, love of one another. Forgive your brothers. Empty your hearts of hate and anger and let go. Let all your anger go. Give Me your resentments and let Me heal your hearts. Forgiveness is the way to peace. Let go. Do not size up your brothers. Love them all. Pray for them. Unite in My love. Love is a miracle cure. Say you are sorry. Be gentle in your ways. Pray for your needs. I love you, little ones. I am with you this day. Will you answer the call and love for Me? I love you. I am your beloved Jesus. I would die this day just for you. I love you the same as I did the day I died. Turn to Me and give Me your life. I will care for you and love you. I am your Savior. I am Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God. Let Me live in your heart!"

    10. Hail Mary...

      

    The Crowning with Thorns

    1. See our beloved Jesus crowned with thorns. See the men as they pound the thorns into His skull.

    2. Did He call out? Did He say, "Why are you doing this to Me?" Do you hear Jesus? Does He scream as the men pound the thorns into His head? Jesus was silent. Think of today, all the sins of pride that are in the hearts of men, all the ugly thoughts within the heads of men. Jesus paid the price for the evilness in our hearts and the thoughts in our heads.

    3. It is in consecration that our hearts are turned to hearts of love. Mary told us at Fatima that we must give our hearts to her heart and to the Heart of her Son if we want to have peace in the world.

    4. The devil is busy. He is going into the hearts and the minds of so many young children, people in all walks of life. It is our job. Jesus has given us this job: to spread this consecration. Mary, our mother at Fatima, has asked us to go to the churches to try to set up Shepherds of Christ chapters in which people are praying in one mind and one heart for the priests, for the renewal of the Church and the world. She asks us to go to the schools, to take the rosary and the consecration, to teach little children to tell Jesus they love Him, to give their heart to Jesus, to tell Mary that they love her and give Mary their heart. How many things do we teach the children on this earth today with the computers, with the school, with everything that is so important? Yet we do not listen to the words of our mother and teach them about the consecration. Mary appeared to me everyday for nine months asking that we spread this consecration to the children in the schools. This message is for you this day. She asked me to ask you to help to spread the consecration to the children in the schools.

    5. Song: "Jesus we love you, Mary we love you..."

    6. The Almighty God withstood the greatest torture for love of us. We do so many things that seem so important, but we do not listen to the words of our mother, Mary, given at Fatima: that we will not have peace in this world until a sufficient number of people have consecrated their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, that we must pray the rosary and do the first Saturday devotion, and make reparation to Their Hearts. Satan has blocked this message. Satan will work in our hearts so that we will not want to carry out the messages that Jesus is delivering in this rosary. The message is that this is urgent. The time is at hand. Many, many, many souls are falling into the fires of hell. This is the good news: that we take the consecration to the churches, to the schools, and to the family. We will help in the salvation of millions of souls. The Shepherds of Christ Movement is His instrument for the renewal of the Church and the world. It is greatly centered in the completion of the Fatima message and these rosaries on the 13th are very important to the completion of the Fatima message. They will be taped and sent to all the chapter members. They will hear the message of Jesus and help spread this consecration to every corner of the earth.

    7. When priests' hearts are consecrated to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the fire of His love will spread across this earth and many will love Jesus with such love. For it is through the hands of His holy priests that we are fed. The world is starving for the love of God. We must pray as never before for our priests. We must take the priestly newsletter to the priests and tell them about the prayer chapters, nothing about private revelation, just praying, praying the prayers in the Prayer Manual. Jesus' head was crowned with thorns. He suffered so much. Can we answer this cry of our beloved Savior? Can we answer the cry of Our Lady and take the consecrations to the churches, to the schools, and to the family?

    8. Jesus speaks:
    I thirst, My beloved ones. I thirst for a drop of heart-felt love from many of My beloved priests. You must pray. It was the holy priests that comforted Me so during My Passion and I suffered so for those that do not show Me their love.

    9. Jesus speaks:
    I am alive. I am alive. I am alive. I am treated as a dead object. Will you spread My messages of love to this world. This is the mighty medicine for this world-My burning love.

    10. Hail Mary...

     

    The Carrying of the Cross

    1. Mary kept all these things in her heart. Be in the heart of Mary as we meditate on this mystery of the rosary. Be in the heart of Mary. See through her eyes her beloved Son as He carries the cross on His back and as He falls to the ground. Be in the heart of Mary and feel her suffering. Feel the sword pierce her heart as she looks into His eyes and she sees His eyes covered with blood and the wounds all over His body. Be in the heart of Mary for Mary appeared everyday for fourteen months and delivered these messages to me that many souls are going to hell. It was an urgent cry. I do not know any other way than to tell you this message but it burns in my heart and my heart is pierced with a sword, for you speak and you speak and others do not hear, but you know, and the Almighty God has given these messages to you, and Mary has appeared over and over and over again. Will you help, will you help to take this message that They have given to me and to you into this world?

    2. For nine of the fourteen months, she focused on the importance of taking the rosary and the consecration to the children. Jesus is asking us to reach the children in the schools with this rosary and consecration. Jesus said to the women of Jerusalem, "Weep not for Me but for yourselves and your children." Mary said, "How hard are the hearts of so many children." How can we teach our children all these things and not teach them about the love of Jesus and Mary. Do we see Their eyes meet? Do we know the suffering that Jesus and Mary suffered? Do we care? And we know that we will suffer when we go into this world to spread this message, but the time is urgent and souls are being lost for all eternity.

    3. See Jesus and see His chin hit the ground. Look into His eyes. See His love. See the crown of thorns on His head piercing His most precious head and the blood running down His face. See the wounds all over His body. He showed us the way. He gave His all to His death on the cross. He wants us to love one another that we would be willing to give our lives for one another. We are not loving the way Jesus is telling us to love. We are His chosen ones, and He is revealing to us the mysteries of His Heart.

    4. He withstood torture, but the greatest agony was not the torture and the wounds to His body. It was what He suffered to His Heart of pure, Divine love for He loves, He loves most perfectly each and every soul.

    5. Consumed with love, He calls out, "I thirst. I thirst. I want your love." Do we go to Jesus and outpour our love to Him? Do we realize that He is longing for this love?

    6. Song: "I watched Him as a baby..."
    Mary is calling our name out in the dark night of this world. We are the lights that Jesus and Mary want to send into the darkness with our hearts lighted with His love. Will we answer this call? Will we spread this consecration to the far ends of the earth? Do we want peace? Then we must do what our heavenly Mother has told us at Fatima.

    7. Look at the wounds of our beloved Savior. How do we suffer? Do we complain?

    8. The world is not like us. The world is so different than us. We must be strong and pray for the grace to do whatever He asks us to do.

    9. Hail Mary...

    10. Hail Mary...

     

    The Crucifixion

    1. Song: "Oh Burning Heart"

    2. See the withered body of Jesus as He hung on the cross. See the nails in His hands and His feet, and think of the angry men that pounded these nails into His hands and His feet, the angry men that crowned our beloved Savior with a crown of thorns, the angry men that beat Him. Think of how Jesus is treated this day. Jesus suffered. He suffered the wounds to His body, but His greatest sufferings were not the wounds to His body but the wounds to His Sacred Heart, the Heart of most tender love.

    3. Think of how He is treated today, how He thirsts for heart-felt love. We are His chosen apostles in the Shepherds of Christ Movement. He has given to us a great grace that we will be ever closer to His Heart and to His Mother's heart. He is thirsting for our love. See Jesus hanging on the cross. See how He suffered and how much anguish He is in. See the hurt in His Heart, and then think that the love that we give to Him this day is His comfort in all of that bitterness.

    4. I looked at the window at the Center where Jesus was tied to the pillar and I was crying, and I said to Jesus, "Jesus, what were You thinking of when they were beating You on Your back?" And He said to me, "I was thinking of you sitting in the pew and telling Me how you loved Me."

    5. The perfect match, the desire within us to be loved, to be loved by the Divine God. But we do not see. We do not comprehend. We go every place and look to try to satisfy this craving within us-the perfect match. And He is outpouring His Divine love. He is giving Himself to us in the Eucharist. He is waiting for us in the tabernacle to come to give us an abundant sharing in His life-the perfect match. We long for love and He has the Divine love that will satisfy us-the perfect match. Jesus is love. He is thirsting for our love. And we want to give ourselves, give ourselves. And we give ourselves here and many times we are rejected so we hold back and put up walls. When we give ourselves to Jesus, He accepts all our love. He wants us to give ourselves completely to Him.

    6. Song: "Oh Burning Heart"

    7. Our little heaven on earth-the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Will we help to lead the strayed ones home, back to His Heart? He is giving to us this great grace in the Shepherds of Christ Movement to help us to carry this consecration to the world. He is feeding us with these messages, with these rosaries that we will be on-fire for love of Him and that we will go into these institutions and not be afraid and tell them about the love of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

    8. Stand beneath the cross of Jesus. Be in the heart of Mary. Experience what Mary experienced in her heart as she looked at her Son, as she saw Him covered with blood, withered, and suffering, moments before His death. Be in the heart of Mary as she cries out as she did to me over and over again about her lost children, that would go to the fires of hell, despite all that He did. And hear her pleading as I heard her pleading to please, please go into the world and to reach the children, her little children that are suffering and in pain. What do we think of when we look at the cross of Christ? Do we realize that we carry out His life, death, and resurrection in our lives, that He died, that He rose to give us a sharing in His life, that He ascended into heaven and He no longer walks this earth? He came to show us the way that we would be His shepherds this day that would lead many to His most Sacred Heart. We are His apostles. We must pray to the Holy Spirit for the fearlessness to go into this Godless world and to carry the message of His love, for this is the good news. The more we spread this consecration, the more hearts will be turned to hearts of love, and as Mary, our mother, promised, there will be peace when a sufficient number have consecrated their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. There is not another way. We must do as she has told us to do.

    9. This is a major part of the completion of the Fatima message. We must take this mission to our heart. We must give ourselves to Mary. It is in her pure and sinless heart, despite our sinfulness, that she will take us deeply into the Heart of Christ and we will be one in Him, that He will operate through us and touch many of the souls in this world today that are hurting and in pain. This is a call from our beloved Savior. If you continue to focus on me, you will miss the message. This has been my fate for all the years, over five, that I have received these messages. The focus is on me, the words, and the English, and we miss the message. This is the message of Mary at Fatima that we must go into the world, carry the consecration into this world, pray the rosary, we must observe the first Saturday devotion, and we must make reparation to Their Hearts.

    10. Jesus speaks:
    I love you. I love you. I love you. To My death on the cross, I gave Myself to you. I give Myself to you today. This is My Body that you receive in the Eucharist. This is My Blood. Will you give yourself to Me? I will never abandon you. I will give you My Divine love. You will never be alone, My beloved one. I am with you forever and ever and ever. Will you help Me? Will you help spread My love to the hurting world. Will you take the messages that I have given in the Blue Books to this world and tell them that each and every word is My message of love that I give to them? These are rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. This rosary I have given as a tool to help to teach you so that you will be ever joined closer to My Heart. I love you. I love you. I love you. I am Jesus, your beloved Savior.

     

    December 13, 1996

    Rosaries from the
    Hearts of Jesus and Mary

    This rosary was received on Friday, December the 13th, 1996 at a International Shepherds of Christ Associates Meeting at Tom Arlinghaus's farm in Kentucky. The rosary was led by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J., spiritual director of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. The meditations and messages were given to Rita Ring during the rosary. This rosary was received live and transcribed from the recording. This live recording can be obtained by writing Shepherds of Christ Publications. All of these meditations have been discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.

     

    Joyful Mysteries

    The Annunciation

    1. Mary speaks:
    I stood beneath the cross of my Son and my heart was in such pain for I saw before my eyes, I saw Him covered with blood, I saw Him die. My heart, my children, my heart to watch my Son. But my heart, my heart how I suffered for my little children of the world that give into this world and give up the love of my Son.

    2. Song: "Jesus, oh Jesus, come and fill your lambs..."
    God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son into this world that we would be saved from our sins.

    3. Think of the time of Adam and Eve when they were given such great gifts and they were in such light for they knew God in such a special way. And because of their willfulness they sinned and the light that He had given to them, this knowledge of God that they knew was dimmed. And they no longer saw as they once saw because of their sin.

    4. The plan of the Father. And the Father sends into this world His only begotten Son, born of the Virgin Mary through the power of the Holy Spirit. The plan of the Father unfolds. Adam and Eve sinned. He sends His Son into the world, His Son, the light of the world. And today we are here. We are here, called here as His apostles to carry this light into the darkness. He is giving to us abundant grace that we may be ever closer to His Heart, that we will be one in Him, that His light will go forth into the world as we march as children of light to carry this light into the darkness.

    5. Do we see how important our life is? We see the angel Gabriel appear to the Virgin Mary. She became the Mother of God. At the Holy Spirit Center, we see the angel appear to Mary in the first window of the rosary windows. At the Holy Spirit Center, across from this, we see the Assumption where Mary is taken into heaven. The plan of the Father unfolds in the life of the Virgin Mary. We watch her through the life of Christ as she walked beside Him in sufferings and in joys and Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth. Do we see our life unfold in the Father's plan? For we have truly been called by the Almighty God, His special servants, to go out into the world and to carry this Good News that God loves us so much. The world, at this time, is covered with darkness; for the Father looks to the earth and men are not loving as He intends us to love. We are the children of God. We are to be as one family loving God and loving one another. But the world is covered with darkness. We are His children of light that will carry this light into the darkness as we cooperate with the grace that He is giving to us, His special apostles, and He will act in us and many will know Him through our actions.
    Song: "Jesus, oh Jesus, come and fill your lambs..."

    6. We are so limited in our vision that we do not see. We must pray for the grace that we will see more and more. Let us look down from above. Let us see the sin of Adam and Eve. And the Father sends His Son into the world, the light to lead His children in darkness into the light. And Mary appears, she appears over and over again and she says to us, "You are sinful, you must turn your ways. You must convert. My beloved children, God is displeased. You are sinning. You must love God and you must love one another." Mary appeared to Bernadette. She appeared at Fatima. She told them, if you do not do this, that the world war would follow and the war followed. Mary appeared again, she appeared to me everyday for fourteen months and she still appeared on the 5th until October the 5th of '96. This same message "we are sinful in our ways, there are souls that are dropping into hell, you must turn from your ways" and then she gives this message in the rosary on August 27th. This message to us she says, "Carry this light into the darkness for your mother, Mary. For I stood beneath the cross and I cried and I cried for the little ones. I cried for the young ones, the ones that do not care and will lose their souls. How do I make you see? For you will not listen to me. What can I do? I come, I appear, I beg, I plead, I give you these gifts from my Son and you reject me. I do not deliver messages very often anymore for I have been ignored. The message is the same. You do not read the messages I have given to you. Please help me, help the little children. I appear, I appear, I appear, and I am ignored. This is the same plan of the Father that is unfolding in our lives. We have been called by Jesus. Jesus has called us here at 12 o'clock on the 13th of the month. His apostles and any person that hears this tape, Jesus is calling you to be His apostle, to be His child of light, to carry the light into the darkness, for man has sinned and God loves. He wants the world to know His love.

    7. "Please, please help me," she says. "I cannot hold back the hand of my Son any longer. I am Mary, your Mother. I ask you to help, my children. You are my children of light." Jesus, the Almighty God, comes into this world in the womb of a human person for love of us. Who are we that God comes into this world in a human person and remains in the womb of a human person for nine months because of His great love for us. He came to this world, He gave Himself on the cross, and He gives Himself to us this day.

    8. Do we see the oneness between Jesus and His Mother? The oneness that They are one in her body. His Heart was formed within her body. They are in one body. Do we see ourselves, how separate we are? How this displeases our Lord, how this displeases our Father? For we are to be one body, united in the greatest love, one family. There will be one flock and one shepherd. He has called us to be one with each other that we will lead this across this world, that as we join as one family in the Shepherds of Christ movement, in great love, united in Their Hearts, we will lead the light across the earth and that many of His children will be united in His Heart.

    9. Jesus speaks:
    Oh My beloved ones, give Me your heart. Come, come to My Heart. You will be one in My Heart. And as you go to the churches, the schools, and the family, you will lead the strayed ones home to My Heart and the world will know the love, the love of God, the love as the Father intends, the love of His people to be in one flock with one shepherd.
    Response:
    The Almighty God so loved this world that He sent His only begotten Son into this world. Look at how we are treating God. Look at how indifferently He is treated-forgotten and ignored. This is an urgent message for Mary no longer appears as she once did. She is crying out, "I cannot hold back the hand of my Son any longer." And she said on October the 5th, when she appeared the last time on the 5th, "His hand is struck with power."

    10. Song: "Jesus, oh Jesus, come and fill Your lambs..."

     

    The Visitation

    1. Jesus and Mary, the new Adam and the new Eve. For she said, "I stood beneath the cross of my Son and my heart was in such pain."

    2. Mary went to visit her cousin, Elizabeth. She goes to visit one person to tell her the good news. At the Holy Spirit Center, I see this window where Mary goes to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, and across from this is the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles. We see that they are called to go out into this world to spread the good news. This is how it is today. We are called to go out into this world to tell all the good news-that Jesus has come, He has died and He has risen and He is alive and with us this day.

    3. She carried the life of the Almighty God within her womb. And He was formed within her body. His little body formed in the womb of a human person. It is today when we go to the heart of our Mother, that the Holy Spirit forms us more and more into the image and likeness of Jesus. This is our refuge, this is our place of great love, the heart of the Virgin Mary.

    4. Jesus came into this world in the womb of Mary. Man sinned and Jesus came to save us from our sins. It is through Mary, the pure and sinless one, that we must go too, to be so united to the Almighty God. For we are sinners, tainted by the sin of Adam and Eve, and it is only in going through the pure and Immaculate sinless one that we can truly reach the great depths of the Heart of Christ.

    5. I think of the child Jesus within the womb of Mary. The Almighty God within her. And I think of my great moments of greatest joy when I am united to my beloved Savior in the Holy Eucharist, when He gives Himself to me and I know His presence in such a special way. It is in Mary that I go more deeply into His Heart. It is in giving myself to Mary, the pure and sinless one, that I go deeper and deeper into the Heart of my beloved Jesus, my Divine Lover. Mary carried the child Jesus within her womb, but God gives Himself to us in the Holy Eucharist and we carry the Almighty God within us, the Almighty God within us. What a great honor God has given to us that He gives Himself to us. In our sinfulness, that He comes and He enters into us. It is in Mary that we unite more and more to Him.

    6. The devil has waged this war against Mary and the priests especially, against Mary and her children of light. It is in Mary that we unite so deep to the Almighty God.

    7. The Father shows us how He sent His Son into the world in Mary. What makes us think that we will be so close to God if we do not go through Mary. The devil has really pressed on the relationship between Mary and her children. We must spread this news to the world that we must give ourselves to Mary and to Jesus.

    8. Hail Mary...

    9. Song: "O Holy Dwelling Place of God..."
    Response:
    We must go through the heart of Mary in order to unite in great depth with our Almighty God. He sent His Son into the world in the Virgin Mary, the pure and the sinless one. He tells us that we must go through her heart, that He wants His Heart venerated next to her heart. Mary said that we will not have peace in this world until we give our hearts to her heart and the Heart of her Son.
    Song: "O Holy Mary, Holy Mother of God."
    Response:
    The Hearts of Jesus and Mary, our little heaven on earth.

    10. Hail Mary...

     

    The Nativity

    1. Song: "Come Holy Spirit..."

    2. Within the womb of the Virgin Mary, the Holy Spirit works to sanctify us and to make us more into the image and likeness of Jesus. Let us pray for the light. Let us pray that we may see more fully, see more clearly, not with our eyes but with our hearts. That we may know God. The desire that is so great within us, that we want so much to know our Almighty God, God who is love.

    3. The child Jesus was born in a stable in Bethlehem, not adorned in gold and silver, but He comes in great poverty and is laid on bare wood. This is the Almighty God. Who are we that we are so high and mighty, that we want so many things of gold and silver? The Almighty God comes to show us His way and His way is the way of love. The most important thing that we must do is to love. This is the real treasure, love of God and love of one another.

    4. Jesus speaks:
    I want to talk to you, My beloved ones, and tell you My love. But My Heart is sad for the world today. They are willful in their ways. I am calling you, My children of light, to go into the darkness and to spread My love. I am silent, I have been quieted. Many ignore Me, they treat Me with such indifference. My beloved ones, how I love you, and love all My precious souls. Will you carry My light into the dark world? Will you tell them that I am alive and that I am with you and that I want to give them My love. I am the Almighty God. I give to you My divine love. My beloved ones, I have given to you great gifts each and every one of you present. My great grace I have outpoured to you as members of the Shepherds of Christ movement. I am giving to you abundant graces to come to My Heart. This is an urgent message. You will carry this light into the darkness and many hearts will be lead home to My Heart. Please, I beg you to put aside the other distractions that Satan has created in your life and listen to this message for I appear on the cross on December 5th and My lips were moving, but silent for you do not hear. There are so many things that have distracted you and led you astray. Satan will come into your life and tell you that you must do this and that. I am calling you, My apostles. The time is urgent, souls are being lost forever, for all eternity. I have called you. You are My special ones. Will you answer this call, will you help to spread this movement to the far ends of the earth for many will be led back home to My Heart. I am Jesus, your beloved Savior, come to Me and I will bathe you in My love.

    5. I see Jesus in the window at the Holy Spirit Center. I see the little baby in the crib and He is surrounded by the little sheep. The Almighty God, humbled Himself so that He came into this world in the womb of a human person and remained there for nine months. We are so haughty and so filled with pride. We are so blind that we do not see. It is in living according to the Father's Will that we will all have peace in our lives. There is not another way. The Almighty God is all powerful. We must do what He is telling us to do. Why He has called me, why He has called Fr. Carter, why He has called you to this movement, why He is giving us the grace to see, why He is lifting the veil, why He is showing us the light as we unite more and more to His Heart, as we are filled more and more with His life, why? I do not know, but it is a great gift from God and He wants our thankfulness. He wants us to thank Him and to be His loving servants, His children of light, to spread the light in the darkness. And the light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend. There are many this day in this world that are in total darkness. Many that will lose their souls for all eternity. I saw Mary, I saw her before my eyes and she appeared day, after day, after day, and cried out and cried out and cried out how the souls were dropping into hell like rain. And it is so hard for me, it is so hard for Mary and Jesus speak to you and people do not listen. They focus on you as a person and do not hear the message. Let us hear the message of the Almighty God this day for it is so urgent. Many appeared from July the 5th of '94 until October the 5th of '96, over two years on these special dates and then Jesus appears on the crucifix with His mouth moving. Do we hear His words in this rosary? For He is speaking, He is speaking to us, His apostles.
    Jesus speaks:
    What you do here, My beloved ones, will make the difference to this world. I have called you and I am magnifying all your efforts. Will you answer this call as My apostles? Will you help Me to go into the darkness to spread the light? I am the light of the world.
    Response:
    And the light shone in the darkness. But the darkness grasped it not.

    6. Song: "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus the light of the world..."
    He came into this world and He was laid on bare wood and He went out of this world hanging on a cross. He is the King of Kings. The Kingdom of God is at hand. He is calling us to spread this consecration to the world. For we will be given the greatest gift of all when we are one in Their Hearts, when there is one flock with one shepherd. This is a calling from Jesus to us. This date on the 13th is a calling from Jesus. Mary appeared at Fatima, Mary appeared to Bernadette, Mary appeared on the 13ths. Jesus is calling us on the 13ths to hear this most urgent message. The message is that we must go into the world and we must tell people that Jesus loves them. And they must tell Jesus that they love Him and that they love Mary, that they give their hearts to Jesus and Mary. When people do this, they will see the light. For we have disobeyed our Mother. This is her peace plan for the world. Jesus is telling us today that we must carry out Mary's peace plan or we will not have peace. The Father sends Jesus into the world, the light of world. He comes as a baby. Mary comes and says, "You are sinful. You are sinful. You must change your ways." We ignore Mary. Our willfulness. It is only in living according to His will that we will be children in one family and one fold. We have disobeyed Mary. When we give our hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we will see the light.

    7. And the light will steal across the sky as from the darkest night to the brightest sunlit day. The light will steal across the sky as hearts are consecrated to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, as hearts are turned to hearts of love. Mary told us the way. We must give Mary our heart and give our heart to Jesus. This is what we are being commissioned to do.
    Jesus speaks:
    My beloved ones, My apostles, I have called you to go into the darkness and to spread this consecration to the church, the family, and the school. This would delight My Heart and the heart of my Mother for it is when hearts are hearts of love that you will have peace. You must lead the strayed ones home to My Heart.

    8. Satan has blocked this message from the time of Fatima, in the churches, in the schools. Satan is blocking this message today. It is so simple and so clear. He is giving to us great grace in the Shepherds of Christ movement that we will be able to go out and spread the consecration and the rosary as Mary has told us. To tell people about the First Saturday Devotion and making reparation to Their Hearts. For we are sinful, we must tell God that we are sorry. Jesus is asking us today. People have ignored Mary. They have not listened to their mother and they have disobeyed her. She is the Queen of Heaven and Earth and we disobey her. This displeases God. Jesus has told me over and over again of the importance of the 13th of the month. In four strong messages He told me how important this is to the Shepherds of Christ movement, to the apostles in the Shepherds of Christ movement. For He is directing them in order to carry out Mary's peace plan in the world that we will be one flock and one shepherd.

    9. Oh beloved Mary, I see you, I see you in Bethlehem and I see the child Jesus in the crib and St. Joseph by your side. This is the Holy Family, the family of love. Look at our family today, they are so disconnected. Look at how we sit in the pews at church, so disconnected. This is not what God wants. He wants us to be one body where we are united in the deepest love. Let us model ourselves after the lives of Jesus and Mary. Let us look at the Holy Family and see the intense love between Jesus and Mary and Joseph. Today we cannot even find Jesus, Mary, and Joseph on a Christmas card. We must go to a religious store to look for a Christmas card. Jesus is displeased. Man has sinned. The Father sent His mother and we did not listen. Jesus is talking to us this day.

    10. Song: "Oh Lady of Light..."
    Song: "I come to you with greatest love..."
    Response:
    And He will write the messages of His love on their hearts. These are rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, messages of love that God wishes us to spread to this world, that the hearts will be hearts of love, that the love will not just be spoken from lips, that love will be true love. That hearts will fervently love God with all their heart. This is what we will have when the Sacred Heart of Jesus reigns. But we in this room must love Him with all our heart for we are the leaders that He has called. Jesus, I love you and I give you my heart. Mary, I love you and I give you my heart.
    Song: "Oh the rosary..."
    Jesus speaks:
    This is My teaching to you, My beloved ones. I am teaching you in the rosary how to be My apostles of love to go into the darkness and to carry My light. I love you, I love you, I love you. I am Jesus, the Almighty God. I am who am and I have called you. I have called you by name.

     

    The Presentation in the Temple

    1. Joseph and Mary took the child Jesus to the temple and the old man, Simeon, told them that this child is destined for the rise and fall of many in Israel.

    2. Hail Mary...

    3. And her heart was filled with immense sorrow for she knew from that point on that her Son, Jesus, would suffer. It was a connection deep within her heart and the Heart of her Son. For Jesus in His divine knowing, knowing all things, and Mary knowing from the prophecy of Simeon, They shared this immense secret, knowing of the sufferings to come.

    4. And she looked at her child, Jesus. She looked at Him at play. She looked at Him from that moment on. There was a constant suffering within her Immaculate Heart for she knew that the day would come.
    Mary speaks:
    I stood beneath the cross of my Son. I stood beneath the cross of my Son and my heart was in such pain.

    5. Song: "I rocked Him as a baby. I fed Him as a child..."

    6. Hail Mary...

    7. Song: "See the eyes that looked at Mary..."

    8. Song: "Let us build the city of God. May our tears be turned into dancing..."

    9. Song: "Awake from your slumber. Arise from your sleep..."

    10. We look out and we see the light of day and we see the trees and we see the beauty that God created. At night time we look out the window and the same trees and all the beauty of the river are still there, but we do not see. There are so many people this day that Mary talked about when she appeared, that are walking in darkness. They do not see. For it is not with earthly vision that we see. But we see within our hearts. We feel His presence. I do not see Jesus in this room, but it is in my heart that He is so present to me, that I feel so one in Him. He is giving to us abundant grace. We are saturated more and more with His life, we see more, we see and know Him more. The darkness turns into light. For He is lifting the veil and giving to us graces that even some of the greatest saints did not receive. Why is He doing this for us? To much that is given, much is expected. He is giving this to us that we will carry out this light to the world, that we will help spread the light in the darkness.

    Message before the Glory Be:

    The Child is destined for the rise and fall of many in Israel.

    Jesus speaks:

    The time is urgent, My beloved ones, every day is a great amount of time. The devil will distract you and lead you astray. I am calling you in the Shepherds of Christ movement, My apostles, for the light will spill across the earth and many hearts will be converted through the work that you do. I am magnifying your efforts. It is through the consecration that hearts will be turned to hearts of love and that there will be peace in this world. This is the good news. As you spread this to the world, many souls will know Me and they will be saved. Please, I beg you, do not say "no". These are My messages that I am giving to you on this 13th of December and every 13th that follows. I will give you the instructions, My apostles, for leading the strayed ones back to My Heart.

     

    The Finding in the Temple

    1. Song: "See the eyes that look at Mary..."
    Jesus speaks:
    I am calling you, My beloved ones, to be My beating Heart in this world, gathered in one fold in the Shepherds of Christ movement. Many will be led to My Heart through the consecration. You must go to the churches, to the families, and to the schools and to lead the strayed ones home.

    2. Mary went in search for the child Jesus for He was lost in the temple. She appeared over and over and over again every day for fourteen months and for the last nine months, every time I prayed the Joyful Mysteries, through this mystery she kept telling me of the souls that were going to hell, her little lost children that she loved so. She lamented under the cross at Immaculata and I went through such agony feeling within my heart the suffering that she allowed me to experience for the loss of her little children and the loss of these children forever to the fires of hell.

    3. For she says in this message, "What can I do? I come, I appear, I beg, I plead, I give you these gifts from my Son, and you reject me. I do not deliver messages very often any more for I have been ignored. The message is the same. You do not read the messages I have given to you. Please help me. Help the little children. I appear, I appear, I appear, and I am ignored.

    4. She was in such anguish to lose the Child Jesus. But how sorrowful her heart this day. Look at the little children in the world how they are being taught such filth that they do not even know the love of Jesus and Mary. And Jesus says that the children are the sickest of all because many of the adults are sick and they are teaching the children and as the generations go on and on, the children become more sick. We are feeding our children garbage. We are telling them what is important is material wealth and things and they do not even know the ten commandments. Mary, our mother, appeared to me every day. I deliver this message. It is for you. I beg you, I beg you to listen to this message on this tape. This is the message Jesus and Mary asked me yesterday on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe to record and to give to you, to listen to frequently, that you will be in Their world, that you will feel close to Them and close to Their Hearts. For the hearts of so many in the world today are so cold. But even though there are many, many, many hearts that are cold, the reality is that God is speaking and this is what He is saying-Adam and Eve sinned, God came, Mary appeared (and she does not appear as she once did), she cannot hold back the hand of her Son any longer. And she says "His hand is struck with power."

    5. We are so blind. There are so many horrible things that are going on in the world. We must do what Mary, our Mother, told us to do. This is the good news. This is a great gift from God. This is all that will make us happy: to do what God is telling us to do.

    6. There is something I want to read out of Isaiah. This was on First Saturday that this was the reading. And Jesus gave me very much revelation.
    Isaiah 30: 19-26:
    "Yes, people of Zion living in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. He will be gracious to you when your cry for help rings out; as soon as he hears it, he will answer you. When the Lord has given you the bread of suffering and the water of distress, he who is your teacher will hide no longer, and you will see your teacher with your own eyes. Your ears will hear these words behind you, 'This is the way, keep to it,' whether you turn to right or left. You will hold unclean the silver platting of your idols and gold plating of your images. You will throw them away like the polluted things they are, shouting after them, 'Good riddance!' He will send rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the bread that the ground provides will be rich and nourishing. That day, your cattle will graze in wide pastures. Oxen and donkeys that work the land will eat for fodder wild sorrel,spread by the shovel-load and fork-load. On every lofty mountain, on every high hill there will be streams and water-courses, on the day of the great slaughter when the strongholds fall. Then moonlight will be bright as sunlight and sunlight itself will be seven times brighter-like the light of seven days in one-on the day Yahweh dresses his people's wound and heals the scars of the blows have received."1
    Response:
    The world is very sinful in their ways. They have ignored Mary, their Mother. She says, "His hand is struck with power." There will be the era of great peace. There will be the time when the grace abundantly flows in such proportion from our churches and hearts will fervently love God with the greatest love. And we will be one flock and one family. We will be the family that the Father intends us to be. The reign of the Sacred Heart is coming and her Immaculate Heart will triumph. We are a major part of the completion of the Fatima message. In these rosaries we are receiving the directions that will help bring this about. We are the apostles that He is sending into the world to lead the strayed ones home. With the consecration, He is giving to us great grace that we will be one in Him, that He will operate through us. And all will see with light brighter than seven suns, see within Their Hearts and know God, not with earthly vision but with this great knowing of the Almighty God. He has given to us a great light. We are to lead the others into the light. The people in darkness have seen a great light. It is as bright as seven suns.

    7. Mary speaks:
    The child Jesus was lost in the temple. There are many children that are lost today. You, my beloved ones, You, my beloved ones are my children of light.
    Song: "Awake from your slumber. Arise from you sleep..."

    8. Song: "Prepare in the wilderness a highway for God."

    9. Song: "A voice cries out in the wilderness..."

    10. Jesus speaks:
    My beloved ones, I cry out to you this day. This day, December the 13th, My apostles, I have called you to this place, to this farm. I have called you to give this message to you. I have called you on the 13th of the month. I am Jesus, your Savior. Will you answer this call? Will you go into the darkness and carry My light? You must go into the darkness. You must spread My love. You must carry the consecration for there will be one flock and one shepherd when hearts are united in My Heart and the heart of My Mother. Come to Me, My beloved ones. Come to Me and I will fill your heart with the greatest love. I will outpour My life to you and you will see the light brighter than seven suns. You will see and know Me. I am your God. I love you.
    Message before the Glory Be:
    Song: "A voice cries out in the wilderness..."
    Jesus speaks:
    These are My directions for you, My beloved apostles. I am asking you to study these tapes and the messages in God's Blue Book, to live according to these messages, to come to the tabernacle, to daily Mass and Communion. It is there that I will saturate you with My life, that you will see and that you will know, that you will spread My light into the darkness. I am begging you every day to study these messages. I am calling you, My apostles. It is through this study that you will carry the light into the darkness. When you listen to this tape, I am asking you to forward the tape to a spot on the tape and to listen for five minutes to the message that I deliver verbally to you. I am Jesus. What you do is so important to so many of My beloved souls. And I cry out to you bring Me souls, bring Me souls, bring Me souls, for this will delight My most Sacred Heart. I love you, I love you, I love you.

    Notes:
    1. Scripture quotations are taken from The New Jerusalem Bible, Catholic Edition, Doubleday and Co.

       

                    There were 3 after Mary's image appeared
                        January 13, 1997, February 13, 1997,
                        March 13, 1997

     

    January 13, 1997

    Rosaries from the
    Hearts of Jesus and Mary

    This rosary was received on Monday, January the 13th, 1997 at an International Shepherds of Christ Associates Meeting at Tom Arlinghaus's farm in Kentucky. The rosary was led by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J., spiritual director of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. The meditations and messages were given to Rita Ring during the rosary. This rosary was received live and transcribed from the recording. This live recording can be obtained by writing Shepherds of Christ Publications. All of these meditations have been discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.

    Joyful Mysteries

    The Annunciation

    1. We offer this rosary as requested by Our Lady for the following intentions: for the spread of the rosary throughout the world, for the publication and circulation of these rosaries, the rosary books, the children's rosary book, the Mass book, for Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center and for our centers, for the funding and for all of the improvements in order to make that an international headquarters for the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Let us be joined in one mind, in one heart. Let us give our hearts at this moment to our beloved Mother, Mary. Let us ask the Holy Spirit to work within our heart that we will see, that we will know God more than we have before, that He will fill us with this light of knowing God. And let us go to the Heart of Jesus and be so one with Him. Let us be one with one another in this room that we are one joined with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through the powerful intercession of Our Lady as we pray this rosary.

    2. And the Father looks to the earth and what does He see? Does He see His children loving one another in harmony, in such oneness, using the great gifts that He has given to them, respecting one another, caring for each others' needs as the loving children that He intends us to be? The Father looks to the earth at this time and He sees that the earth is covered with much darkness. Mary appears at Fatima and she tells us that we are sinful and we must amend our ways. But we disobey our heavenly Mother and we continue to do as we please. Why do we not listen to our Mother?

    3. The angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary and asked her to be the Mother of God. Mary was filled with the Holy Spirit and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.

    4. The child Jesus was formed within the womb of His mother for nine long months. The Holy Spirit, the spouse of Mary, works within the womb of Mary. The Incarnation goes on this day. We are formed more and more in the womb of Mary into the image and likeness of Jesus through the Holy Spirit. What a holy place, this womb of Mary. Let us contemplate the place that the Almighty God came and lived in this world, in her most holy womb.
    Song: "Oh holy dwelling place of God..."
    We love you, Mother Mary, our heavenly Mother. How do we treat our Mother? We love our Mother. What is wrong with the men on this earth today that in His dying words on the cross Jesus gives to us His Mother and we do not treat Her with love? We do not think of her. In 1917, almost eighty years ago, Mary gave to us the peace plan that we would have peace on this earth and look at how we have disobeyed our Mother. And she appeared over and over and over again. And to prove this she gave to us signs and she told that we would be punished. And she appeared over and over again to me everyday for fourteen months as Our Lady of Light and she was ignored. And Jesus in these messages that He gave in December that were so intense and so strong told us that we must stop offending God that we must give our hearts to Mary. And now the Father gives to us this strong message. What is wrong with man that he is ignoring his Mother, that we do not love our Mother? She is our heavenly Mother and we are children of God.

    5. And so Jesus spoke of the Father's plan. And I thought of the Father's plan and the Father's plan and how it unfolded in the life of Mary. The angel appeared to Mary. This was the Father's plan. Mary was taken into heaven. She was crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth and within my heart I thought, "This is the Father's plan. It unfolded in the life of Mary; it is unfolding in my life." But the Father spoke to me with such strength and I felt within me the connectedness with the Father as He delivered this message, and it is His plan. The Shepherds of Christ Movement is the Father's plan to help to renew the Church and the world. Hear the Father speak to you as you read this message, for we are a major part of the Father's plan. He has made Himself known in this message that the Shepherds of Christ Movement is very important to His plan. How are we treating our Father? Do we feel close to Him as a child is close to his father? At every moment, the child is thinking of his father. Little children are always aware of their father and they want to please their father. Do we really live our lives as children of God, little children, small and humble, that are always thinking of pleasing their father and are loving their mother? Are we really living the way the Father intends us to do?

    6. The Almighty God came into this world in the womb of the Virgin Mary and He was in her womb for nine months. He was born a child. Why are we so high and mighty that we do not realize that we must be children, that we must recognize our Father as our Father and our Mother as our Mother, that we live as a little child lives, always aware of his father and what would please him, always loving their mother. Look at how far this world is from giving the Father the honor that is His due and from loving and obeying their Mother.

    7. Jesus came within the womb of the Virgin Mary. We too must go to the spiritual womb, the Heart of Mary. It is there that the Holy Spirit works and, oh, how He works. He works to sanctify us, to make us holy, to make us more and more into the image of Jesus. It is there that He gives to us great lights, that He gives to us grace that we know God more and more.

    8. On December the 29th, Jesus woke me at 1:30 in the morning to deliver a message which is included in the booklet, the message put together by Jesus. He told me of several messages and He put them together in this message. It is a very important revelation for us to help bring about the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart. In this message as He woke me, I heard Him saying that He was the teacher and that He was teaching in these messages. From a still sleep I heard this and I got up to write the message. "He who is your teacher will hide no longer and you will see your teacher with your own eyes." Jesus spoke and He said to me, "Yes, I am the teacher of whom they speak and I will reveal to them the secrets of My Heart through these writings and the teacher will be brought to light as the children of light are conceived and brought forth from the womb of the woman. She is the woman clothed as the sun. She is Our Lady of Light bringing forth her children into the world. As children are conceived and dwelling within the Immaculate Heart of My Mother, she will smite the dragon, and they will be protected, My children of light."

    9. And they march together, children of light and children of darkness. In the darkness you could hear the wailing cries go forth and the gnashing of teeth. They cried forth a brutal cry of death as they fell into the everlasting abyss of destruction and doom. The lady appeared adorned in light. She coaxed them to come to her heart, the womb in which they would be transformed and know the light. And they said, "No, my lady. We need not your Immaculate Heart. We are tainted in our souls and we will remain children of darkness, enveloped in our sins for we wanted our world and your demands for purity were too high."

    10. The Son of God came to this earth. He came in the womb of the Virgin Mary. He is the light of the world. It is in going to the heart of Mary, her spiritual womb, that we will receive lights whereby we know God and love Him more.

      

    The Visitation

    1. And Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth. Mary went forth to proclaim the good news; she told her cousin Elizabeth. We are called to go into this world, to go into the darkness that exists in the world today, and to proclaim the good news.

    2. Song: "A voice cries out in the wilderness..."

    3. Mary brings forth her children of light. As we give our hearts to Mary, we are brought forth children of the light. As we walk into the darkness, His light shines from us. To be a child of light we must consecrate our heart to Mary. We must give ourselves as a child to Mary.

    4. Many are so filled with pride this day for they do not feel that they need their mother. But Christ showed us, Christ showed us the way. He came to this earth in the womb of the Virgin Mary. We must be as children as the Father intends us to be. We must love our heavenly Mother, Mary. We must do what the Father intends us to do. Our every effort and thought must be the thought of pleasing our heavenly Father.

    5. And how are we shining in this world today? Are we the lights that are shining in the darkness? Does the light of Christ shine from us as we go to others, as we visit others? Is He alive in our hearts? Is His life and His light shining from our eyes? Are we acting as He intends us to act?

    6. Song: "A voice cries out in the wilderness..."

    7. Jesus speaks:
    My beloved ones, I am near. I am with you this day and My Mother Mary is with you in a special way on this 13th of January. I have called you to this holy place, this place to gather that I can deliver to you the messages of My Heart, that I can reveal to you the secrets of My Heart. I will write the messages of My love on your hearts. I will be alive within you and others will know Me through you. You are My apostles, you will go into the darkness and others will see, they will see Me alive in you. Surrender at this moment. Let go of all the cares in your heart, all the bitterness and come as a little child. At every moment, your life must be lived to please your heavenly Father. Your heart must be filled with love for your mother for you are children of God. Mary is your Mother and God the Father is your Father.

    8. Jesus speaks:
    And how do you walk? Are you haughty in your hearts? Do you feel left out? Do you feel that you are cheated? My beloved ones, I have given to you great gifts and you do not thank Me. I am here, Jesus, the Almighty God. I give to you My love and you feel you are cheated. You must come to My Heart and I will bathe you in My love. And you will be strong as you march into the world that is covered with darkness. You will be strong soldiers, spreading My light and My love to this world. This is an urgent request for the time is short, for men are sinful in their ways. I am Jesus. I will act on these sinful people.

    9. Jesus speaks:
    I give to you My messages of love. I am asking you to carry these messages to the far corners of the earth for they are the medicine for the sick world. The medicine that the world needs is My burning love. Please, My beloved ones, carry the messages that I have given to you to the far corners of this earth. Do not say "no" for many souls this day will be lost.

    10. Song: "My soul rejoices..."

     

    The Nativity

    1. Look at how haughty we are. Look at how we act and then look, look to the child Jesus, born in a stable in Bethlehem in such poverty. The Almighty God surrounded by the beast of the earth. He came into this world a little child. We are called to be children. We are called to be humble. We are called to be loving, to put aside our haughtiness and our pride and to work as one. For what plan? To love God, to love one another, to help to save souls. This is a serious message for my heart is torn within from the nights that Jesus woke me. And with the seriousness He delivered these messages I can not even express the pain that I feel within to know what He is saying. So many souls are being lost. So many people are sick; they are sick and the medicine is the burning love of Jesus. We have been called as the apostles to prepare a way for the Lord for He is coming. And men will know. They will see with a light that is brighter than seven suns. They will know God and they will fall to their knees and they will praise Him and adore Him. But now they are a people walking in darkness for they have disobeyed their Mother. She told them that they must go to her heart. It is there that we are transformed into children of light. But we have been disobedient for how many years since Fatima. We do not give our hearts to Jesus and Mary. Why would God reward us when we are disobeying our Mother? The fourth commandment tells us that we must obey our father and mother, but we are disobeying our heavenly Mother and God the Father.

    2. She told us exactly what we must do at Fatima: we must consecrate our hearts, we must pray the rosary, we must observe the First Saturday devotion, and make reparation to Their Hearts. But we have ignored her; we have ignored her peace plan. And Jesus is calling us on the 13th of the month, His apostles, to go out to the world to spread this consecration. For it is through the consecration, it is in the giving of our hearts to Jesus and Mary, that we will be brought forth as children of light.

    3. We are a people walking in darkness. It is in the heart of Mary that we receive the lights through the Holy Spirit to know God. We are the apostles that He has called to take this consecration out to the world, to spread the rosary. We must listen. We must listen to Jesus, to Mary, and to God the Father.

    4. And why the rosary? Why do we pray this rosary meditating on the mysteries of the lives of Jesus and Mary? It is here in the rosary, as we give our heart to Mary and to Jesus, as we give our heart to Mary, that the Holy Spirit works within her heart and we receive lights, lights, insights into understanding these mysteries of Christ. We pray the rosary and we understand more the life of Christ from the heart of Mary.

    5. Little children obey their mother. Their mother tells them, "You must put on your coat. You must eat your carrots. You must do this." Our Mother Mary has appeared and she has told us what we must do and we have ignored her. We have disobeyed. Look at how the Fatima message has been suppressed. We are the apostles that He is calling to help carry out this consecration. For it is in this consecration that we will be brought forth, the children of light, that we will be led home to the Heart of Jesus and that we will lead the strayed ones home to His Heart. It is in the consecration. This is our mission, to spread the consecration to the Church, the family, and the schools.

    6. The Almighty God came, a little child conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary. He was a baby. The Almighty God was a baby. Why are we so haughty? We are children of God. We must obey our heavenly Mother. We must obey our Father. Heaven is not pleased with the disobedience of men. Heaven is not pleased with the way that we are ignoring our Mother.
    Jesus speaks:
    I came in this woman, God Almighty, perfect holiness, comes in this holy womb and I am born, the light of the world. My light shines on that night, the day of My birth, and I lived and I was carried and I was so close to this woman of light, the one chosen by the Father. I stuck close to her. So important were those years I walked the earth for I showed you. I walked hand in hand with you, My creatures, always by the side of Our Mother, your Mother and Mine. So you think you needn't heed her warnings and her call for purity and prayers. You think she appears over and over again and the Father, Myself, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are pleased with your pride and the audacity found in your hearts? Do you think that you can ignore your Mother and Mine, a gift I have given you at My death? Do you think you can ignore the spouse of the Holy Spirit, the temple in which He dwelt to bring forth the Son of God? Do you think, oh wicked men, that you can ignore Mary your Mother, the gift I give to you on My deathbed, the throne they hung Me on? You think, oh audacious men, that My hand will not strike you and smite your pleasure seeking bodies, when I gave you the greatest riches, the greatest treasures and you spit on Me and you walked away.

    7. On the 29th of December, Jesus woke me from my sleep to deliver this message and it continues: "You have now ignored My Mother and Me, oh sinful world, and you will suffer a fate far worse than any chastisement I once planned to turn you around. She came, the Lady of Light for fourteen months everyday and you ignored her and said, 'Not I my Lady, I am wanting for the world.' You did not see her stand at the foot of My cross and see her weep, for in her heart she knew from the prophecy of Simeon that some of her children would rise and some would fall and she knew under the cross, before I officially gave you My Mother in My dying words, that many of her beloved children would be lost forever. And she knew the fate to come."

    8. For the hell you will have, oh children of darkness, those who refuse the grace filled womb of my Mother and yours, the hell you will experience is forever. For a few pleasures in the world below you said "no" to the Lady clothed as the sun. And the dragon came and he wiped you off the face of the earth and he took you home with him. You did not go to the heavenly home I had planned for you where there is eternal light and life. You went to the anguishing pit of darkness and she heard your cries, anguishing cries under the cross, her little children, and she cried, "I stood beneath the cross of my Son and I cried."

    9. He came into the world, the light of the world. And the light shone in the darkness and the darkness did not comprehend. There are many this day that do not understand. It is because we have disobeyed our Mother Mary. We must go to her, the woman clothed with the sun. We must go to her heart, her spiritual womb. It is there that the Holy Spirit will give to us His light that we will know God more and we will be brought forth children of light walking in this world. And as we go forth, we will spread His light to the darkness. As we spread this consecration, more and more children will be brought forth as children of light. This is what Mary told us at Fatima, that we must spread the consecration. This is what she told me everyday for nine months, the last nine months of the fourteen months she appeared. I must reach the school children with the consecration and the rosary. It is so hard to see Mary before me to know what she is saying to have this suffering within my heart and not be able to deliver this message. I implore you and I beg you to listen to the words that Mary speaks on the tape "Mary's Message" to realize that the time is nigh that the time is short, that the Father is calling us to go into the world and to spread this consecration. Heaven is not pleased with how we have ignored our heavenly Mother. This is her peace plan. There is not another way. We must obey our Mother.

    10. Hail Mary...

     

    The Presentation in the Temple

    1. And so the Father speaks, "I am the Father, I am the Almighty God. You must believe I have chosen you. I have called each member here this day to hear this message. I have called you to be the apostle of the new era of peace. I have called you by name. You will lead men to the Heart of My Son. You must listen and focus all of your attention to this mission I have given to you. I am the Father. From the day you were conceived, I formed you in your mother's womb knowing the great mission I would call you to today. My children, My children, do not be distracted by the evil one to lead you astray. I am counting on you, My beloved shepherds. You must not be led astray by doing other good works. I have called you. This is My plan. It is unfolding. You are a major part of the success of the plan for the renewal of the Church and the world."

    2. Jesus speaks:
    The work in the Shepherds of Christ Movement greatly pleases Me. I Am Who Am. I am the Alpha and the Omega. I am the Almighty God. You must be obedient children. It is through your obedience that the consecration will spread to many souls on the earth. It is through your obedience to help spread the priestly newsletter and start prayer chapters in churches that many priests will love God with the greatest love in the Mass.

    3. He came our Savior, our King, our Almighty God. He took flesh in her womb through the power of the Spirit. He was carried in her arms as a helpless baby. He went to the temple and there Simeon said, "'Now, Master, you are letting your servant go in peace as you promised; for my eyes have seen the salvation which you have made ready in the sight of the nations; a light of revelation for the gentiles and glory for your people Israel.' As the child's father and mother were wondering at the things the were being said about him, Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, 'Look, he is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is opposed-and a sword will pierce your soul too-so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare.'" (Lk. 2: 24-35)1

    4. For within the heart of Mary, she will bring forth the children of light that will carry His light into this world. We must spread this consecration. We must tell the children that they must give their hearts to Mary. We must go to the priests and ask them if they are receiving the priestly newsletter and tell them about the priestly newsletter. We must tell them about the consecration and what it does that our parishes will be turned into centers of light, centers of power in which His light will radiate. When our hearts are one, when the hearts of the faithful are consecrated to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and the hearts of the priests are consecrated to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we will be one in Their Hearts. There will be one flock and one shepherd. We must obey our Mother and do what she has told us to do. We must spread the consecration to the youngest child to the oldest person. We must tell them to give their heart to Mary and to Jesus.

    5. And the children of darkness walked next to the children of light. And those that will be saved will be those that are children of light. We must do as Mother Mary has told us.

    6. And Mary speaks and she says that she stood beneath the cross of her Son. And Simeon said to Mary that a sword too will pierce your heart, oh Mary. And she stood under the cross and her heart was in such anguish for she knew of the children that would be lost, her little children, the ones that she loves so dearly. She saw her Son covered with blood. And she speaks and says, "I saw Him die. My heart, my children! My heart to watch my Son! But my heart, my heart, how I suffer for my little children of the world that give into this world and give up the love of my Son. Oh my little children of light, I give you this message. Carry this light into the darkness for your Mother Mary. For I stood beneath the cross and I cried. I cried for the little ones. I cried for the young ones. I cried for the ones that do not care and will lose their souls. How do I make you see for you will not listen to me? What can I do? I come. I appear. I beg. I plead. I give you these gifts from my Son and you reject me. I do not deliver messages very often anymore for I have been ignored. The message is the same. You do not read the messages I have given to you. Please help me. Help the little children. I appear. I appear. I appear and I am ignored. I stood beneath the cross and I cried and I cried and my heart was in such anguish for my little children. For I am searching for them this day as I searched for the child Jesus. Please, please help me. I cannot hold back the hand of my Son any longer. I am Mary, your Mother. I ask you to help, my children. You are my children of light.

    7. Song: "Oh Lady of Light, shining so bright..."

    8. Hail Mary...

    9. And on December 19th, I received a message from Mary and she speaks, "My dear children, I give to you my Son Jesus born in a stable in Bethlehem on Christmas morn. He is the Almighty God, the light of the world. I appear to you, my children, on a bank in Florida. You have made money your God. Do you know how cold are your hearts? You turn away from my Son Jesus for your money. Your money is your god. I am Mary your Mother. I do not appear as I once appeared to you. I am asking you today to circulate my message given on the tape on the feast of Our Lady of Guadeloupe. Please circulate this tape now. Give it to as many people as you can. I am Mary your Mother. Please circulate the rosary book to the Shepherds of Christ chapters."

    10. And Mary that day gave a message with Jesus. Jesus gave such a strong message and Mary said, "Oh my children, my little children of light. The time is nigh and many will be lost forever. I appeared and I warned and I told all to mind their ways and to come to the Heart of my Son. And they said 'No, my Lady, not for you or any mother. We are children of darkness and that we remain, for we seek our pleasure by day and feast on sin at night. And when You called, Mother, we laughed at your Son and ignored Him in His ways. And He called and His call fell on deaf ears.' Please, my children of light, come to my heart now for although you walk next to the children of darkness, I smite the dragon that whirled around you and protected you in my heart. You will now feast on the glories of His kingdom, my little children of light."
    Message before the Glory Be:
    She saw Him. She saw Him as He carried His cross on His back. She saw Him as He hung on the cross and died. She saw Him and her heart was pierced with a sword as they buried Him. And she is calling out to us, "My Son, My Son gave Himself for love of you and you reject Him and treat Him with such indifference." She is calling out to us this day to spread the love of her Son to this world. The world is sick. The time is nigh. How many more strong messages can I receive? This has not happened with this intensity as it has this month. It is so intense. And the Father, I do not receive many messages at all from the Father. One, two, three, so few messages and the Father is calling us to spread the message of Mary to this world, to spread the love of His Son to the world, to go out into the world and to spread the consecration to the world, the rosary to the world and to the children, to do as Mary has told us to do. Do we see Mary? Do we see the sword in her heart? Do we hear her cries? She appeared in the Lady of Sorrows statue everyday for fourteen months and I saw her there. This message is a message from Mary to you. I am the messenger. She has chosen you from all the people on the face of the earth to hear these messages. You are the messenger. You can say "yes" or "no" to Mary. If it comes through me, it is only coming through me. You are the messenger. The message is from Mary. You have been called and you have been chosen by Mary, by Jesus, and by the Father. The time is nigh and many souls will be lost.

     

    The Finding in the Temple

    1. And the woman of Jerusalem saw Jesus as He carried His cross. And He said to them, "Weep not for Me but for yourselves and your children." We have disobeyed our Mother Mary. She is telling us what we must do. The child Jesus was lost in the temple, but the agony within her heart is for her little children today that will go to the everlasting fires of hell because of their willfulness, because they did not assume the role as little children. They were willful and they were disobedient. They ignored their Mother and their Father and they did not love their Mother.

    2. Her daily apparitions ended on September the 5th of 1995. Do we know how long ago that was? It is now 1997. Jesus, very angered, told me about the fate of what would happen at the Center because of the messages that were ignored. He told me everyday after a month of going through such agony. Finally, I was relieved when the building collapsed. For the intensity was so strong within me and I delivered the message and delivered the message and delivered the message and was ignored. I am pleading with you, the messages of this past month are so intense and now to receive the message from God the Father. We must do what they are asking us to do. We must take our mission seriously. It is to spread this good news, to carry out the consecration to the church, the family, and school, to reach the priests with the priestly newsletters, to set up prayer chapters in the churches. Jesus and Mary and the Father are asking us to do this. The time is short. The time is nigh. We will watch more and more as things happen. But each day is so important and the evil one will taunt us and distract us and lead us into doing other good works. We have truly been called and chosen by the Almighty God as His apostles in the Shepherds of Christ Movement to lead the strayed ones to His Heart through the consecration. We must do what They are telling us to do. These messages are Jesus' and Mary's messages for you. Do not look at me. Please I beg you. I beg you for souls are being lost and the more we do what They tell us to do, the more souls will be saved.

    3. Over and over again she appeared during this mystery and she begged me to reach the children. It was so painful and so hard to see Mary and to hear her say how children of the world would be lost forever.

    4. And the Father looks to the earth this day and He sees that it is covered with much darkness. He wants us to be brothers and sisters to truly love each other as brothers and sisters with God as our Father and Mary as our Mother. How do we treat one another? We are so disunited from each other. We should be thanking God for the great gifts that each of us have for we do have enough. We have been given great gifts from God. We must use these gifts and thank God.

    5. Jesus speaks:
    I am Jesus and I am asking you this day to read the messages that I have delivered to you in God's Blue Book. Satan is pressing on you. If you read these messages, your hearts will be turned to hearts of love.

    6. Jesus speaks:
    This is My medicine for this world. It is a mighty medicine. It is My burning love. Will your carry the medicine to the sick children. Will you tell them about the love of God? Will you spread these messages, the rosaries that I have given to you, the messages of love in the Blue Books to the children? Many souls this day will be lost. I am communicating to you, My beloved ones. You are My messengers. I am the Almighty God. Will you turn away or will you march into the darkness and give the children their medicine?

    7. And as the priests' hearts are led more and more into the Heart of Jesus, as the priests become so one with Jesus and celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, immense amount of grace will be released and the faithful will love God with a more burning love. We must do as Jesus has asked. We must do all that we can to spread the priestly newsletter. We must do all that we can to start the prayer chapters centered in consecration. This is what Jesus has asked in the Shepherds of Christ Movement: to spread the consecration to the priests and to the faithful through the prayer chapters and through the priestly newsletter, to spread the consecration to the sisters through the sisters' newsletter. Jesus is calling on us today. It is so hard to know what I know and to try to deliver this message for it is deeply embedded within my soul. These are words that I am telling you. It is by opening up your heart that He will deliver this message into your heart. For you are the messenger that He has called to spread the consecration to the world.

    8. And the children were not lost children and the Mother did not weep any longer for the children were children of God, loving one another, loving their Mother, and doing as she has told us to do.

    9. We will all walk hand in hand, loving God and loving one another. There will be this great era of peace in which the Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign and the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph. These messages given through Fr. Carter and to me are important to bring about the reign of His Most Sacred Heart. We are the messengers. These are not Fr. Carter's messages or my messages. They are Jesus' messages given to you, the messenger, to help bring about the completion of the Fatima message which will culminate in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of her Immaculate Heart.

    10. Song: "I have called you by name..."
    Jesus speaks:
    I have called you by name, My beloved ones. I am Jesus. You are My chosen apostles. This day I have called you to this room to deliver these messages to you. You are My messengers that will carry My message out to the world. I beg you for the time is urgent. I love you. I love you. I love you.
    Response:
    And holy priests will offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the grace will be poured forth in such abundance. And the hearts of men will fervently love God and love one another. The era of peace is coming and we are His apostles that He has called to help spread His light to the world that will bring about this great era.
    Message before the Salve Regina:
    Song: "Here I am Lord..."
    Response:
    And as we give our hearts to Jesus and Mary we dwell in Their Hearts and we are home. And as we go out to the world, we will lead the strayed ones home to His Heart through the consecration and there will be one flock and one shepherd and men will love God and love one another as the Father intends. For we are brothers, we are brothers in Christ. God is our Father and Mary is our Mother. God is love. We must love one another.

    Notes:
    1. Scripture quotations are taken from The New Jerusalem Bible, Catholic Edition, Doubleday and Co.

      

     

    February 13, 1997

    Rosaries from the
    Hearts of Jesus and Mary

    This rosary was received on Thursday, February the 13th, 1997 at an International Shepherds of Christ Associates Meeting at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center. The rosary was led by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J., spiritual director of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. The meditations and messages were given to Rita Ring during the rosary. This rosary was received live and transcribed from the recording. This live recording can be obtained by writing Shepherds of Christ Publications. All of these meditations have been discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.

    Sorrowful Mysteries

    The Agony in the Garden

    1. Jesus speaks:
    I have promised to be with you in a special way, My beloved ones. I am Jesus. I am with you this day, this special time to deliver to you messages that will help to bring about the completion of the Fatima messages. Mary appeared at Fatima from May the 13th until October the 13th of 1917. I am Jesus. Beginning October the 13th of 1996, the Fatima message will unfold through these messages that I deliver to you on the 13th. I am Jesus. These are My messages that I am giving to you, My apostles, that I have called here, to help bring about the completion of the Fatima message. My Heart will reign, My Sacred Heart will reign in the hearts of men and from the tabernacle. Many people will love, love God with the deepest burning love. You, My beloved ones, I have called you to come this day to be My apostles to go into the world, to carry out My burning love to the souls that are suffering and in pain. Will you answer this call? You are here because I have called you. You are the apostles. You are the messengers. I am giving to you the messages to help bring about the reign of My Sacred Heart. I am Jesus. I have spoken. My Father has spoken from this church. He has delivered to you two messages that you must read in the Apostles Manual. The Apostles Manual is given to you to study that you will know what I am asking. I am asking you to go out and to carry My love letters to this world. It is through these love letters that many will know My burning love. Men will love God in a way that they have not loved God before, with a deep, burning love. It is through these letters they will know the most intimate secrets of My Heart. I love you with such love, My beloved ones. Open your heart now and listen to the messages that I deliver to you, My apostles.

    2. Jesus has asked that I read the following message from the third Blue Book on June the 12th, 1994 entitled "The Carpenter". "You are he who goes to a carpenter to learn to make a cabinet. You know nothing. You do not have any idea of what you are to do. The carpenter knows exactly. He has a procedure whereby his plan will be accomplished. Every detail must be observed. He is the Master. You do not have the talent. You need talent to do woodwork. If you were given the talent and the directions, you could accomplish this task with such beauty. I am the carpenter. You are he who needs to be taught. You lack the talent. You need the gifts of the Spirit to accomplish My task! You come to Me in total ignorance. You are open, the Spirit fills you with the gifts. You have everything you need to do My work. The Father created you to accomplish His tasks. You are perfect. You must come open. You must know the plan. The plan is His will for you. If you do not follow the plan, the cabinet will not be built correctly. I am the Master. I guide you. I love you. I give you all you need. I walk you through every move. If you try on your own, you have a problem. You know not the way to build cabinets. You know not the way to Me on your own. You must come to Me to be taught. To go it alone is to your own detriment. Oh, little one, it is so simple. You, and your will, want to work your own plans. You know not how to do it. Only I can teach you what you need to know. Oh, please come to Me. I have all you need. The Spirit fills you with the gifts to know, love and serve God. To go it alone is like trying to build the cabinet with no knowledge of woodworking. Oh, little ones, I love you. Come to Me. Let Me teach you. The will of the Father is the happiness of your life. I am Jesus Christ, Son of God. I am God. I, God, long to be with you and to teach you. Go not off on your own. Come to Me. I love you so!"1

    3. Song: "Oh the rosary, the rosary..."

    4. And the Father told me on January the 5th of 1995 that the Father's plan will unfold despite all the willfulness of all those involved. He gave to us two messages in January of 1997, the messages from the Father. Mary appeared everyday for fourteen months and she gave messages and she cried out. People did not listen to the pleadings of their Mother. Jesus has given to us these messages to bring about the reign of His Sacred Heart. Mary appeared on the 5th of every month for two years and four months. And Jesus on the 5th of December appeared instead of Mary, dying on the cross with His mouth moving. And He said that people were not hearing Him. Then He began to deliver very strong messages starting December the 19th. I received these strong messages. Every night He would wake me and give me very strong messages. In January the Father began to speak, on the 5th of the month neither Jesus nor Mary appeared. On the 5th of February, I was sick and could not go to the rosary and receive this message. The messages in the Apostles Manual, these are His messages for you. For in these live rosaries, Jesus is delivering the messages to help bring about the completion of the Fatima message. He speaks in the message and He says that when you listen to the live tapes in a candlelight setting, when you pray the rosary fervently that He will be there and His Mother will be there in a special way and grant to you special graces. And all those present will receive special graces to be drawn ever closer to His Heart and the heart of His Mother. They appeared, both Jesus and Mary, over and over again. Now the Father has spoken. He is calling you the apostles to go out to carry the tapes and the live rosaries to your individual chapters, not in the churches but in private homes, in private settings where you can play these live rosaries where the people there can participate in the rosary and Jesus and Mary will be there with you. They will give you special graces to draw you ever closer to Their Hearts. And you will receive the graces He says that He has given when He was there and delivered the rosaries. This is His calling. These rosaries and messages will spread throughout the world and people will know the special grace when they pray this rosary in candlelight as Mary has requested. You are the apostles. You will carry Their messages to the far ends of the earth. And the world will know the fire of His love. For this is a new era, it is a new way. It will be a new earth in which men will love God with this great intimacy as never before and He is revealing in these messages, the intimate secrets into His Heart. He is longing for our love. Look at Him now in the tabernacle. See Jesus. Know that He is with us. Hear Him crying out to you, "Oh, come to Me and tell Me of your love. I am a Person and I am longing for you to tell Me how much you love Me. I am Jesus." This will be the era of great love. When we love one another as the Father intended and we love God with our whole heart, our whole soul, and our whole being and there will not be bumping of heads on this earth, but the Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign in all hearts and the Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign from His throne, the tabernacle, in all churches. And the earth will be lighted with the burning fire of His love.

    5. And so how do we feel now? Are we persecuted? As Father said in his homily, we are suffering. But there will be the new life and there will be this new earth and we will fervently love God with the deepest love. See Jesus in the garden. I know how it has felt many times to hear Jesus call out from the tabernacle, "Come to Me. I long for that soul that loves Me so dearly, for that soul that comes to Me and just outpours their love to Me." See Jesus in the garden and see the sweat come from His brow on the ground. For His greatest agony was not the agony of knowing that He would suffer, of knowing the wounds, His greatest agony was for the neglect, for the indifference, for the hatred, for what is inside of the hearts of men when He is love and He longs for love and He wants us to love one another. The greatest agony was the agony within His most Sacred Heart filled with divine love.

    6. Song: "I come to you with greatest love..."
    Jesus speaks:
    You are My apostles that I am calling to go into this world. And I am giving to you a heart filled with love. As you come to Me, as you come and you adore the Almighty God and you pray before the tabernacle, I outpour to you the greatest grace and you will carry My love into this world. Many will know the burning fire of My love through you.

    7. Jesus wants intimacy with us. He wants communication with us. He gave a special message that is in the front of the book. The new messages are in the front of the book. Jesus wants this: for ten minutes everyday, He wants you to take a notebook, He said a red notebook for the fire of His love, and to write in that notebook everyday how you feel in your heart about your beloved Jesus. In this ten minutes that you write to Him, you will communicate to Him the desires in your heart, the troubles in your heart, the feelings that you have in your heart to the Almighty God, our Divine Lover. We will become intimate with Him as we write to Him in this love letter. And after the ten minutes of writing to Him, telling Him whatever is in our hearts, if it is love, if it is joy, we are sharing with Him intimately the depth of our heart. And then He has requested that you open the Blue Book messages which are His love letters to you and for ten minutes read love letters from Him. Read each word as if Jesus is speaking to you and hear His words of love as He outpours them to you. And after this for the following ten minutes to spend this time conversing with Jesus, being intimate with Jesus, sharing whatever is in your heart with His Heart. This tool that He has given to us will increase our intimacy with Him. How can we be intimate with Jesus if we do not really share the desires that are deep in our heart with Him? This is His tool. These are His love letters that He writes to you.

    8. Oh, my beloved Jesus, I love You so much. How many times I have come to this tabernacle and I have sat before the tabernacle and I felt your presence, the King on His throne, the Almighty God. And I have cried and cried and I have heard You call out to me and say, "I long for the soul that comes to Me and tells Me how much they love Me. I long for that soul. I want to hear the words of love from your lips. I want love from you. Bring Me souls. Bring Me souls for I long and I thirst for the precious souls that I love, that I gave My life for, that I suffered for, that I sweat blood for. I am God. I am love. And I long for love from My beloved souls, but how few come to Me and tell Me how they love Me."

    9. And so I know this Person, this Person, a Divine Person, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, that came and gave Himself for love of me and gives Himself to me everyday in the Eucharist. He comes and He gives Himself to me. And I write these letters to Him and He becomes more and more alive in my heart, as I read the messages that He has delivered to me. These are His messages to bring about the reign of His Sacred Heart, where there will be such intimacy between God and man as there has never been before in the past. These are His letters given to bring about the completion of the Fatima message as Mary promised. The Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign and the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph. Mary appeared at Fatima. She told us her peace plan. Jesus gives to us this day the most intimate secrets into the love in His Heart.

    10. Mary appeared over and over and over again. She appeared at Fatima. She appeared here in the Cincinnati area and her call was to bring in the children, the children of light, that they would consecrate their hearts to her and that she would then take them to the Heart of her Son. The plan was to bring the children to her heart and then to lead them to these messages that would bring about the reign of His Sacred Heart. For they are Jesus' love letters, love letters that will help us to love Him with the greatest intimacy. But Satan blocked this plan. Mary called and the people came and Satan was strong for he did not want the reign of the Sacred Heart to come. So he blocked the messages that would lead people deeply into the Heart of Jesus. The Father has assured me and in these messages that His plan will unfold despite all of the tactics of Satan and anyone to try to block these messages. These are great revelations that He has given to us, that we will know Him in a most intimate way as we have never known God before.

      

    The Scourging at the Pillar

    1. And so we must be protected against the wiles of the evil one for he aims to stop all messages that will take men deeply into the Heart of Christ. Mary called and the children came. And it is in consecrating our heart to Mary that we will be able to go deeply into the Heart of Christ.

    2. I sat in this chapel and received so many messages. There are so many stories given from the Father, from Jesus, and from Mary, that they have given to us to tell us about the Father's plan. I remember sitting in this chapel and I looked at the window where Jesus was being whipped at the pillar and I said to Jesus, I said, "Jesus, what were You thinking when You were being beaten?" And He said, "I was thinking of you sitting in the pew and telling Me of your love." For Jesus suffered such bitter persecution, such bitter wounds, but the love that we give to Him was sweetness during His bitter Passion. He was beaten, His flesh was torn, His Heart was broken, for He knew all the souls that would neglect Him, hate Him, and would be condemned to hell despite all that He did. But He also knew the great love that we give to Him and it was such sweetness to His Heart as He suffered during His Passion.

    3. And so the plan of the Father unfolds and He said how important this chapel is to His plan. We look at the mysteries of the rosary in the windows from the beginning, from the Annunciation all the way to when Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth. We walk these mysteries in the lives of Jesus and Mary and their lives live in us as we meditate on the mysteries of the rosary and as we read these meditations that He has given to us. It is in these meditations that His life lives in us in a special way. He is in my heart, and my soul, and my whole being from these revelations. This is what He wants. He wants to be so one with us that He lives in us, that every word of scripture vibrates within us as we hear the words. We know Him and we love Him in each word in scripture, in each word in the Mass. We cry. We fall to our face. We worship, we adore the Almighty God. If we could see at this very moment, if we could see with eyes unveiled, we could not even see because of the immensity of the power of the Almighty God. He is here. God. And He is on His throne in this room and He is longing for us to tell Him of our great love for Him. Oh, Jesus, how dearly I love you. And the great gift that we are here and that God is in this room with us. Who are we that the Almighty God is here in this room with us? Oh, what a gift He has given to us. I want to cherish and love Him with all my heart for He is all my heart craves. God is here.

    4. There is bitterness and there is sweetness. There is bitterness and there is sweetness. There was a time when I prayed in this chapel for years and then I was told to pray in a different place and there was bitterness. As I sat in the pew, I felt such sorrow within my heart because I had all these special rendezvous with my beautiful Jesus and Mary in this chapel, times that I met Him most intimately and I loved Him. And I did not want to leave and I went and prayed elsewhere. And He gave to me greater intimacies with Him. We are sitting here in the pew this day. We do not know what the future will hold. We only know that the Father's plan will unfold and that men will love God with greater and greater love. Jesus is here in the tabernacle with us today, the Almighty God. Do we treasure this within our heart? For tomorrow we may not have this great gift in the availability that we have it today. We do not know. Think of the great gifts that God has given to us in the Mass and in the Eucharist and how He is treated. I was sick and I could not go to Mass and I am writing the Mass Book. And in that book I recalled the most intimate times all through the Mass when I was so close to Jesus and He spoke to me and He told me of the great intimacy that He wants with us and that the Mass is the greatest love affair that there is, when He gives Himself to us and we give ourselves to Him. This is what the Mass is. It's a great love affair with Jesus. And so I could not go to Mass for a week and it was so hard as it was when I could not pray in this chapel for a while. It was hard but He was there in another tabernacle and He outpoured His great gifts. God is in this room at this moment in all His might and divinity. God is present. What a great gift He gives to us. He is outpouring His grace to us at this moment. We are being saturated with His divine life. He is outpouring His love. He wants us to open our heart and to tell Him, "Oh, Jesus, I love You." He is a Person and He is waiting for an intimate love. He is revealing to us the secrets of His Heart that we will more fervently love Him than any people before in history. He wants us to love Him, to love Him now.

    5. On March the 13th, I remember this as if it happened yesterday, in 1994, Jesus called out from the tabernacle. This was at St. Phillips and it was so strong. He says, "I died for you, sweet one." This is from the Blue Book Two, "I allow you to suffer. This is suffering. You are given this to know how I suffered. You I only give such little things. I suffered, sweet one. I suffered, bloodied, bruised and beaten. Blood rolled down My cheeks. My head was pierced with sharp thorns. They spat on Me. They whipped Me. They beat Me on My head, My precious head. They hit Me on My thorns and the pain was so intense--the piercing thorns! I was slapped hard by these senseless ones. Oh, such evil in the hearts of those who beat Me, the Son of God! My whole Body ached from head to toe. I suffered so, My child. You will never know how I suffered for love of you. I am God and I loved all My precious ones to My death--and they ignore Me! Oh, how I suffer from this wounded heart. They will never know what love I have to give them. They will never know how I, God, love them. They are so busy with their worldly lives!" And He was so emotional here, I cryed and my insides felt like I was torn within from what He hollered at me and it was this, "You must tell them how I wait for them. I wait. I want them to come and I will give them such love! Tell them, Rita, tell them! Your discontent is from what emotions I give you and you keep them inside. I want all to know Me and My love. I am crying out to you, little one. Tell them, tell them. Do not waste any time. I am crying out for you to spread this message. I want you to tell all of My love and how I am waiting. Emotion! Emotion! I am crying out to you in your heart! I long for their love. I died for them. How do I make them know if you, to whom I speak, hold back? I want you to get the messages out, child. I loved all My beloved ones to My death."2

    6. Song: "I come to you with greatest love..."

    7. Jesus speaks:
    And so, My soldiers of love, I call you this day to be the soldiers that will go into the dark night and will spread My love to My beloved ones. I give to you the letters of My love. I give to you this special gift, the gift of knowing Me in the most intimate way. You must come to Me everyday. You must spend an hour with Me everyday, if you can, before the tabernacle for it is there that I give you a great sharing in My life. But if you cannot, you must spend an hour alone with Me in your home everyday. In this hour I will tell you of My intimate love for you. Write to Me your letter. Read My letters to you. Spend this hour alone with Me and I will sort out in your mind all of the confusion. I will give you secrets into My Heart. I will call you to the deepest chamber of My Heart and I will give you great love. I am Jesus. You are My lovers that will carry My love to the world today. You must put aside all of the bitterness and hatred in your heart for a heart that is filled with anger cannot unite to My Heart. My way is love. You are My apostles of love. You must be loving in your heart.

    8. Look at Jesus tied to the pillar. See Him with the sores all over His body and His flesh is torn. Do you see Jesus there. This is how He loved us. He loved even those men that beat Him. My beloved Jesus, I know how it is today and how hard it is to love. I beg You for the grace that my heart may be more and more like Yours for I fall and I want to love like You. It is only through Your grace that I can be better.

    9. Jesus speaks:
    I am giving to you great grace in the Shepherds of Christ Movement to come ever closer to My Heart. I am asking you to spread the chapters to this world. I am asking you to pray the prayers, to consecrate your hearts all through the day, to say the Holy Spirit prayer and the consecration prayers that you will be joined in one mind and one heart for you are My shepherds that will go into the darkness and will help unite all of the people with the fire of My love.

    10. Hail Mary...

      

    The Crowning With Thorns

    1. And the King will reign on His throne. All men will love God with a burning love. This great era will come soon. He is giving to us great grace at this moment that we will know Him more intimately, that we will be able to help carry out what the Father is asking us to do to bring about the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart.

    2. So Mary appeared at Fatima and she told us what we must do. We must carry the consecration into this world, to the church, to the family, to the school. It is in giving our hearts to Mary that we become children of light, that the Holy Spirit works within our hearts to make us more and more like Jesus. And that when we go to the heart of Mary in her pure and Immaculate Heart, we can then go into the Heart of Christ and unite to Him.

    3. There will be this great era in which men will do what the Father wills them to do. There will be great love among men. We will live as the Father intended us to live. It is in the Shepherds of Christ Movement that He is calling us to be one in His Heart. And as we are one in His Heart and as we spread the consecrations, we lead the strayed ones home to His Heart.

    4. See the Heart of Jesus surrounded by a crown of thorns. See His head pierced with a crown of thorns. He is the King. He is the King of heaven and earth. He does not wear a crown of jewels but He wears a crown of thorns for He longs for love. He gave Himself for love of us. It is up to us to give ourselves to Him in love and to give ourselves to one another in love. His Heart is a heart of love. He wants us to be one with each other and to be one in Him.

    5. And so how is it that I can say, "I can love you, but not love you. And I can love you, and not love you" when the Heart of Jesus loves all souls. He gave His life for each and every soul. If I am divided in my heart toward any person, I am dividing myself from Jesus, for I will not be able to unite in the deepest union with Him when there is anger and bitterness and hatred in my heart. So we are hurting ourselves when we are hating and feeling angry in our heart towards others. His Heart is pure, His Heart is love. He gave Himself for each and every soul. He loved those that crowned Him with thorns, that tore His flesh. He walked with the wounds wide open on His body and He loved those men. He did not shout at them. He was not arrogant. He walked and He gave Himself for love of each and every soul.

    6. Jesus speaks:
    You are My soldiers of love. I am calling you to be the soldiers that will help bring about this great era.

    7. Hail Mary...

    8. And the soldiers walked across the earth. And you could tell that they were soldiers for Christ for they loved one another, they lived in harmony, they saw the problem, and they worked together to figure out the problem according to the Father's will for His honor and glory. The kingdom of God is at hand. We are the people that He is calling to help bring about this great era in which the King will reign on His throne. But we cannot be divided with each other. We must love and do the Father's will.

    9. Jesus speaks:
    I give to you these messages, My beloved ones, to bring about the reign of My Heart. They are the directions that I am giving to you. You will be My lights that will shine in the darkness. But you must surrender. You must do as the Father is asking you to do. You must come each day and spend this hour alone with Me.

    10. Jesus gave to me a message last week and He said that the bombs would fly around us. And He said only those that spent this hour would be the ones that would survive. For Satan is trying to stop us. He knows that we have been called, the apostles, to help bring about this era. We cannot do it on our own. It only is in holiness that we can do this. It is only by God's might that we can do this. If we do not spend the hour alone with God everyday, we will have a problem. So Jesus gave to us this special tool of writing these letters so that we will be more intimate with Him. In this time we will share the most intimate desires of our heart with Jesus. This is what He wants, intimacy with us.

      

    The Carrying of the Cross

    1. Let us be there next to Mary as she walks and she sees her Son with a cross on His back. She sees Him covered with blood. He is not clothed in a golden robe. He is clothed in a cloak of dried blood and the cross bears heavy on His back. And they poke at Him and they laugh at Him and they scorn Him. Think of how we are and how we worry about what other people think of us. How we worry about how they are looking at us, what we are wearing. Was Jesus thinking about what people were thinking of Him when He walked with a cross on His back?

    2. His Heart was consumed with the greatest divine love. He was filled with such love for men. His greatest agony was not the poking, not the bleeding, not the torn flesh but His greatest agony was the rejection. Think of how it is in your life. Think of how it is when you feel rejected and you do not feel loved. How painful that is. Think of Jesus carrying the weight of the sins of men on His back, loving them with the most perfect love, and seeing before His eyes all of the men that would hate Him and ignore Him and not even have a thought of Him, that would go to the Holy Eucharist, that would come to the church and not even realize that He is there. Think of the people how many times they walk in front of the tabernacle and they do not even genuflect and recognize the Almighty God, the King of all kings, truly present. God, God is there as He is here.
    Song: "In this very room there's quite enough love for one like me..."
    Jesus, Lord Jesus, is in this very room. How are our hearts for our King? Is the King of all kings reigning in our hearts? Or are there places in our hearts where there are debris and bitterness where we love some and we hate others? How are our hearts? Oh, Jesus, King of all kings, give to us the grace to be more like You.

    3. I love Jesus so much and I want to be so one with Him, but it is so hard. I know that I must pray more and more. And He is showing to me more and more everyday that it is in this hour that I spend alone with Him that this is the true treasure after the Mass and the Holy Eucharist, that this is the treasure. That Satan attacks and he comes as a wolf in sheep's clothing, if I do not have this intimate time with Him everyday. Just as Jesus said, He said "If we do not spend time alone with Him that the devil will tear us to shreds because of the great mission that God has called us to in the Shepherds of Christ Movement." The plan of the Father will unfold. And it will unfold around us for this is Jesus' plan for the renewal of the Church and the world. You have been called, an apostle. I have been called, an apostle, and I must spend this time alone with Him everyday or Satan will cause us to act in ways that are not like God.

    4. Hail Mary...

    5. "He put another parable before them, 'The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everybody was asleep his enemy came, sowed darnel all among the wheat, and made off. When the new wheat sprouted and ripened, then the darnel appeared as well. The owner's laborers went to him and said, "Sir, was it not good seed that you sowed in your field? If so, where does the darnel come from?" He said to them, "Some enemy has done this." And the laborers said, "Do you want us to go and weed it out?" But he said, "No, because when you weed out the darnel you might pull up the wheat with it. Let them both grow till the harvest; and at harvest time I shall say to the reapers: First collect the darnel and tie it in bundles to be burnt, then gather the wheat into my barn."'" (Matt. 13: 24-30)3

    6. The Father gave me a very strong message in this chapel and He said that I should read the accounts of Noah. I have not been taught greatly in the Scriptures. I only know what Jesus has taught me and what I have read. I went and read the account of Noah and someone that was typing the rosary said, "Exactly what you said was in Matthew." And so I read this from Matthew 24:37-44. It says: "As it was in Noah's day, so will it be when the Son of man comes. For in those days before the Flood people were eating, drinking, taking wives, taking husbands, right up to the day Noah went into the ark, and they suspected nothing till the Flood came and swept them all away. This is what it will be like when the Son of man comes. Then of two men in the fields, one is taken, one is left; of two women grinding at the mill, one is taken, one is left. So stay awake, because you do not know the day when your master is coming. You may be quite sure of this, that if the householder had known at what time of the night the burglar would come, he would have stayed awake and would not have allowed anyone to break through the wall of his house. Therefore, you too must stand ready because the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect."4

    7. And Mary said, "The time is nigh that the children of light walk next to the children of darkness." And she called and she called and she called and men in their willfulness ignored her call. How do we think that the Father expected us to respond to the calling of our heavenly Mother. We are to obey our earthly mother but look at how we have disobeyed our heavenly Mother at Fatima.

    8. She appeared over and over and over again and she called to the children of light to come to her heart. And it was there that she would take them to these messages to lead men deeply into the Heart of her Son. But Satan blocked these messages. Mary appears now as she did not appear before. She appears on the building in Florida. On December the 19th, I got a very strong message from Jesus and Mary both of which are in the Apostles Manual. And Mary said, "I appear on a bank in Florida, my children, because you have made money your god." She said, "I do not appear as I once did." And then she told me to spread the tape, Mary's Message, which I was told to make on December the 12th. Mary appears on a building in Florida. She wants to lead men to these messages given by her Son that will help bring about the reign of His Sacred Heart.

    9. The time is nigh.

    10. The more that we spread the consecration, the more souls will be turned to children of light. Mary has told us at Fatima what we must do. Jesus is giving to us these messages to help bring about the completion of the Fatima message in which His Heart will reign and her heart will triumph.

     

    Jesus Dies on the Cross

    1. In John 16: 23-28, it says, "When that day comes, you will not ask me any questions. In all truth I tell you, anything you ask from the Father he will grant in my name. Until now you have not asked anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and so your joy will be complete. I have been telling you these things in veiled language. The hour is coming when I shall no longer speak to you in veiled language but tell you about the Father in plain words. When that day comes you will ask in my name; and I do not say that I shall pray to the Father for you, because the Father himself loves you for loving me, and believing that I came from God. I came from the Father and have come into the world and now I am leaving the world to go to the Father."5

    2. Jesus has told me that He is giving His teachings to us in plain talk. He has given twenty books of messages since the end of 1993. As we read these messages we know Him more and more and He lives within our heart. Every word in the Scriptures penetrates our heart as a two-edged sword. The more that I read these messages, the more that every word comes alive to me in the Scriptures and in the Mass. He is unveiling the Scriptures in these messages and He is writing the messages of His love on our hearts in plain talk.

    3. Jesus appeared on December the 5th hanging on the cross for twenty minutes and His mouth moved and moved and moved and moved. And He looked as a man hanging on the cross dying and it was horrifying, after seeing Mary appear every single month for over two years and then seeing Jesus instead of Mary when I went there. This is from the Mass Book: "God wants union with us. He wants fire. Many try to love God with a cold heart. They tell Him words that they think they should say that are loving. When one loves, they do not need to be prompted to say words. From the depth of their being they cry out their words of love. It is a cry from within, from the fire within their chest, behind the words. The words are burning in their chest and must be released because of the fire behind them. We are as blind men. We do not see the great gifts that God gives to us. It is as if we stand by the shore of the sea and throw little words at Jesus. We must not be afraid to jump into the water and be completely immersed in His love. He was consumed with such love for us. He gave Himself to His death on the cross. There is a man on a cross and He tells us so many things. He does not have to speak. When we study Him on the cross, He speaks to us with His pierced hands, His head covered with blood, His body withered and beaten. He speaks to us of His undying love. Oh, beloved Savior, I am blind. I am selfish. I do not see the great reservoir of love that you give to Me. I see the man dying on the cross. How do I see Him?"

    4. I saw Jesus on the cross on December the 5th and He looked as a dying man on the cross. His body was that of a live man. And in all His agony, I saw His mouth move and move and move. For He has spoken over and over and over again of His love and we do not hear. He is asking you today to help to spread His letters of love into this world. It is through these revelations that He has given that He will greatly bring about the reign of His Sacred Heart. For men will intimately love God in a way that they have not loved God before. He has opened Himself up wide and revealed the deepest secrets into His most intimate love. And we have not treated this great gift with the gratitude that we should. He wants us to take these letters and to spread them to the souls that are hurting and in pain, that they will read His words of love and that He will reign as King in their hearts.

    5. And what is the mighty medicine for the sick world, for the world that is hurting, that longs for love, that has suffered so many abuses? What is the mighty medicine? It is the burning love of Jesus Christ. It must be in the hearts of men. As men give themselves in consecration to the heart of Mary and to the Heart of Jesus, the Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign in their hearts and the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph.

    6. There is a man hanging on the cross and He does not have to speak. If we study Him, we will see His undying, everlasting love.

    7. Jesus speaks:
    I have delivered to you this day this rosary, My beloved ones. I want your love. I want you to come to My Heart. I want you to give Me your heart, all through the day to tell Me, "Oh, Jesus, how I love you and I give myself to you." I will be King and Center of your heart when you come to Me and you spend time with Me after you have received Holy Communion, when you come to Me and you spend time before the tabernacle, when you spend intimate moments with Me in your room at home. I want intimacy with you. It takes time to be intimate. I am Jesus. I am the Almighty God. I have all that you need. You must come to Me and I will heal your wounds, I will love you and I will give you My divine love.

    8. And how do we feel when we go to the tabernacle? How do we feel when we go to the tabernacle or when we spend time alone with Him? He gives us great gifts, gifts of peace and joy in our heart. There is not another way. We must spend this time alone with Him or as He said in the message the bombs are going to fly around us. And if we do not have this intimate time with Him, Satan will tear us to shreds.

    9. We give our hearts to Mary and she takes us into the deepest chambers of the Heart of her Son.

    10. There is a man hanging on the cross. He gave Himself for love of us. He did not holler and scream. In His last dying words He gave us His Mother. We must give ourselves to our Mother Mary and give ourselves to Him.
    Jesus speaks:
    I am Jesus, My beloved ones. This is the message that I give to you on the 13th of February to help with the completion of the Fatima message. I am asking you to carry these rosaries and messages to the far corners of the earth for I give to you My love letters to bring about the reign of My Sacred Heart. You are the apostles that will help bring about the reign of the Sacred Heart. You are the messengers. I have called you. I have chosen you. You must do the Father's will. I am giving to you the directions in these messages that are needed to help bring about the reign of My Sacred Heart. The Shepherds of Christ Movement is major in bringing about the renewal of the church and the world. You have been called to this movement. Satan will try to lead you astray by doing other good works. He will cause division in your hearts. You must know that I, Jesus Christ, am calling you this day. You are a major part of the completion of the Fatima message. You are part of the Father's plan. You have been called to this chapel and great miracles will happen in your heart this day if you open your heart to Me. I love you. I am waiting for your most intimate love.

    Notes:
    1. Rita Ring, God's Blue Book Vol. 3, Shepherds of Christ Publications p. 122.

    2. Rita Ring, God's Blue Book Vol. 2, Shepherds of Christ Publications p. 159.
    3. Scripture quotations are taken from The New Jerusalem Bible, Catholic Edition, Doubleday and Co.
    4. Scripture quotations are taken from The New Jerusalem Bible, Catholic Edition, Doubleday and Co.
    5. Scripture quotations are taken from The New Jerusalem Bible, Catholic Edition, Doubleday and Co.

     

     

     

    March 13, 1997
      
    THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES

    Song:  I Am Your Sacred Heart

    Song:  Little Child  

      

    The Agony in the Garden

    1. Most of the messages that I receive from Jesus, I just hear a few words and then the message comes as I speak.  I do not know what He will say through me. A lot is reflection, some from the Holy Spirit.  Most of the content of the rosary is this way. On some occasions, He has asked me to read certain excerpts from a book. Today He has asked me to have with me God’s Blue Book II in which a lot will come from that when I read something and also from the Apostles Manual. However, most that I receive is received as I sit here from Jesus, and I speak as He speaks through me. I do not know what He will say. I just am used as the instrument to deliver the message to you.

    2. This is from the Apostles Manual. This is a letter that I wrote to Jesus. “My whole life is to be like You, but I am so imperfect. Dying to myself is such a struggle because I want to get down from the cross and hold on to my old ways.

    I see You on the cross, Jesus, with Your hands opened wide and the way You hung. You endured it until the end. Three agonizing hours. You did not get down and You gave Your all. In humbleness, I will admit my faults and grow to be more like You. Oh, God, I can't get down from the cross and put the old imperfections back on.

    When You light the way and show me how evil I am, I have to go all the way to the death of the imperfections as much as possible. I cannot get off the cross and keep any of them. I want to be like You, but I fall so short of true holiness. I only know I really, really love You and I want to be like You. When You were beaten raw, You loved those who hated You. Oh, our way is so hard. I don't want to open myself up to those who have hurt me, but I know I should.

    Jesus: I tell you, you must die to your selfish ways and love. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Admit your failings so you can die to them.” (Apostles Manual, February 28, 1997, A Love Letter to Jesus)

    3. And so what do I see all through the sorrowful mysteries, but the surrender of our Almighty God. I see Him as He kneels in the garden. He is alone there, for the apostles slept. And He surrendered, surrendered always to the will of the Father. How many times in our life do we know that there is something very difficult that we must do, but it is very hard for us. And so we struggle, we struggle trying to do what God is telling us to do and what we want to do. It is in doing His will that we will have peace and joy. Many times it is very difficult to do those things that He asks of us. But in order to have peace and oneness with Him, we must comply to the will of the Father and do as He asks.

    4. Jesus speaks:  I opened Myself, I opened Myself for you, My beloved ones.  I gave, I gave Myself to My death on the cross. 

    Look at Jesus today. In the Eucharist He gives Himself to us. It is as if we would give ourselves to someone, to open ourselves wide, to share ourselves and they would walk away and treat us with much indifference. The Almighty God is all perfect love and He gives Himself to us freely in the Eucharist. He gives Himself to us in the greatest love. He is longing and He is waiting for us to come to Him in Holy Communion to unite in this most intimate way with our Divine Savior. And so many walk away immediately after they have received Communion, the gift of love given by the all perfect God. He gives Himself and people walk away and they do not treasure this great gift that He gives to us.  Let us look deep into our hearts and let us think of the gifts God has given to us. Let us think of the gift that God is here present at this very moment, in this most holy place, the Almighty God, the same Jesus that knelt in the garden, that sweat blood, that carried His cross, that hung on His cross. He is here, the same Jesus that rose from the dead, that ascended into heaven, He is here and He remains with us. Hear Him. He calls out to me and to you, “So few souls come to Me with a heart that is filled with such love and I am longing and I am waiting for them to come and to share themselves with Me.”

    5. Feel the anguish of our beloved Savior in the garden as He kneels. And He knows of all of the souls that He loved so, the souls that He would give Himself to in the Holy Eucharist and they would leave and would not even recognize the great gift that He gave to them. How His Heart hurt with immense pain in the Passion, suffering within His Heart for wanting their love, wanting them to share this most intimate time with Him. He gives Himself so intimately to them in the Holy Eucharist. And they walk away as if the gift is nothing, and they talk of senseless things.

    6. I remember this so well. It was February the 28th, 1994

    Note: It was noisy right after Communion. He was upset.

    R. Jesus, truly is in our midst! It is the fire of His love in our breasts that will warm the cold heart.

    Jesus: How can you, in your indifference, walk from Me when I am truly present in your body? How can you, when you see Me hanging on the cross out of love for you, walk away when I, God, love you so much as to come and be inside of your body?

    You are ignorant because you are busy for all the wrong things. If you, My little ones, were busy about our love affair, I would teach you all you need to know, but you busy yourself with such nonsense.”  Jesus lamented and lamented the loss of the souls that were leaving the chapel. He cried out. It sounded as if in greatest pain and anguish for the souls that were leaving, when He wanted so much intimacy with them. (God's Blue Book II, February 28, 1994 After Communion, God Is There In Holy Communion)

    7. This is what this is about. Our Lady promised at Fatima that there would be this great era in which the Sacred Heart of Jesus would reign and her Immaculate Heart would triumph. In this great era, it will be an era in which man will know such intimacy with God far beyond any that we know at this time.  He is revealing these secrets to us, the secrets of His Heart so that we will be more intimate with Him. And He is giving to us a great grace to be ever closer to Him. He promised Father Carter in a message that He gave to him, when he began the Shepherds of Christ movement as Jesus requested, that He would give to the members of the Shepherds of Christ movement abundant graces to be ever closer to His Heart and to the heart of His Mother. Jesus’ Heart, let us focus on this burning heart of love.  Let us see it clearly before our eyes. This is the Almighty God. He is here in this room with us at this very moment and He wants our love.

    8. So much our beloved Savior suffered. He sweat blood. It is love He wants from us. For He has said many times before in these rosaries, His greatest anguish was not the wounds to His body during the Passion but it was the wounds to His most Sacred Heart. Think of yourselves. Think of how it is if you break a leg. You are inconvenienced, you suffer from the pain.  But think of how it is when you love someone and you are hurt by this love, how your heart is in such pain. Jesus has said in rosary after rosary, “My greatest agony was not the wounds to My body, but it was the suffering to My most Sacred Heart, the heart that loves and wants to be loved.’

    9. And so why are the football games so crowded? Why do people spend so much money to go to hear singers but our Almighty waits many times in the tabernacles of this world waiting for the precious souls to come? It is in this chapel that we should tell Him how fervently we love Him, the King of all kings on His throne in the tabernacle, that we should open up our heart at this moment and thank the Almighty God for the gift of Himself given to us.

    10. We are as blind men and we do not see. Jesus speaks to us in the scriptures. Some of the language is veiled. We must go to the heart of our Mother and pray to the Holy Spirit that we will see more and more, that we will know our beloved God more and more. For to know Him is to love Him. We must pray for the light to shine in our hearts, the light of knowing God and loving Him with the most fervent love.           

                Song between decades: “I come to you with greatest love…”

     

    The Scourging at the Pillar

    1. This is an excerpt from the Mass Book. In this experience, I was given the great intensity in the presence of God and I wrote on December 17th, 1995 ,  

    “I touched eternity, and in that embrace, I knew all the waiting was worth the glory. You enveloped my being, and I was truly merged in the Divine Presence. I was merged in Your being. I existed IN You, with You, in the highest union with You, although I knew I was still distinct from You.

    I was fused and absorbed in You, feeling complete and satisfied.

    This is heaven on earth: to be merged as one with Divinity, although remaining distinct from God, to take our feeble hearts, our lowly status and to unite ourselves with the Divine, Almighty, powerful God and in this union to be meshed with Him, that His power dominates and our humanity reaches its heights of fulfillment in this union, in this oneness with Him.” (Mass Book, December 17, 1995 , The Earth Stopped and Touched Heaven)

    2. “The place Jesus took me was into the deepest recesses of His Heart. I was enveloped in His burning love. It was a red room with heat and an intense glow. I was swept away in this embrace, and I only existed in Him. The power of the Almighty God enveloped me, and I only existed in Him. There was no fear, for I was existent in thi